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