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IWC passes Brazil project to protect whales
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Tempers flared at the International Whaling Commission on Thursday as it voted to back a Brazilian proposal which would safeguard the marine mammals in perpetuity, after a bitter debate. The biennial meeting of the 89-nation body passed the host country's "Florianopolis Declaration" which sees whaling as no longer being a necessary economic activity. "We now have an important instrument to guide our path," said Brazil's commissioner Hermano Ribeiro. read more


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