AWI Report on Small Cetacean Slaughter Worldwide

AWI has joined forces with ProWildlife (based in Germany) and Whale and Dolphin Conservation on Small Cetaceans, Big Problems, a report that documents hunts of small cetaceans throughout the world. About 100,000 dolphins, porpoises, and small whales are killed every year by fishers from many countries—not only for food but also as bait to catch sharks and other fish. Some are even killed because they are seen as competition for fish. AWI will use the report to inform stakeholders and decision-makers in various multinational environmental agreements. We hope that this will lead to more action to address these hunts through international agreements and entities such as the Convention on Migratory Species and the International Whaling Commission.

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