Pro-Whaling Countries Poised to Take Over Commission

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: June 16, 2006   View Article

Pro-whaling nations may take control of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) this weekend for the first time since commercial whale hunting was banned 20 years ago.

Delegates from the 70-nation commission are gathering on the Caribbean island of St. Kitts for the IWC’s annual meeting, which runs today through June 20.

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