58th International Whaling Commission meeting in St Kitts & Nevis

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Letter by WWF International President

The 58th Annual Meeting of the International Whaling Commission will take place during the week of the 16th June 2006. It will be preceded by meetings of the Scientific Committee and various sub-groups.

A welcome address will be given by The Honourable Prime Minister, Dr Denzil Douglas. This will be preceded by a few remarks from Honourable Minister Cedric Liburd, Commissioner to IWC for St. Kitts and Nevis.

IWC Meeting Observers

  • Non-member governments
  • Intergovernmental organisations (IGOs)
  • Accredited Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)

Agenda
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to download the Provisional annotated agenda (PDF, 0.4 MB)

Whales Competing?

An analysis of the claim that some whales eat so much that they threaten fisheries and the survival of other whales. WWF endorses the content of this analysis by author Sidney Holt.
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International Governance of the Conservation and Management of Whales, June 2006

 / ©: WWF-Canon / Diego M. Garces
Humpback whales mate and give birth in the Bay of Málaga, Colombia.
© WWF-Canon / Diego M. Garces
WWF is pleased to present the attached paper on the international governance of the conservation and management of whales, which was commissioned as a contribution to the debate on reform of the International Whaling Commission.

The author, Duncan Currie, is a practising international and environmental lawyer. He holds an LL.B. (Hons.) from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and LL.M. from the University of Toronto in Canada. He has practised international law and environmental law for over twenty-five years, and has advised a number of NGOs, corporations and governments on a wide range of environmental issues including the law of the sea, nuclear, biosafety, toxic and chemical issues, climate change, fisheries, forestry, mining, and waste issues.

WWF fully agrees with the conclusions presented in the paper, and suggests that they present a practical way forward to address the serious concerns about the future of whale conservation and management.

Dr Susan Lieberman, Director of WWF's Global Species Programme, WWF International

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