February 19 — World Day of whales and dolphins

Since 1986, February 19, zoologists World Day of whales and dolphins. That same day, the International Whale Commission (IWC) banned any kind of catching marine mammals, trade in whale meat.

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Now, according to UNDP expert Vasily Spiridonov, whales, in Russia there are no more than two hundred individuals. No prohibited catch giant mammals for research purposes by allowing the government — members of the ICC and to meet the needs of indigenous people.

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Despite its huge size and long life expectancy, whales quite vulnerable. And the main reason for which they may finally disappear, is not illegal fishing, and their small number.

Category: Flora and Fauna

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