How Did the IWC Meeting About Legalizing Whaling of Endangered Species Turn Out?


Updates on the International Whaling Committee decision about legalizing whaling of endangered species. Some organizations see the decision as a (temporary) win, some see it as a big failure.

We wrote a few articles leading up to a major International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting that was supposed to involve a vote on whether or not to legalize whaling of endangered species with set quotas for certain countries (since the whaling was happening anyway).

The result of the meeting was clear (in that no action was taken), but the reactions by leading environmental organizations and media were mixed.

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