The Future of Commercial Whaling

Humpback whales - Courtesy Sierra Club/Counterpoint; from "Shooting in the Wild" by Chris Palmer.

Humpback whales

Courtesy Sierra Club/Counterpoint; from "Shooting in the Wild" by Chris Palmer.

The Future of Commercial Whaling

Many countries and environmentalists want the ban on hunting whales more strictly enforced. Whaling nations want it eased. A look at the International Whaling Commission's compromise "peace plan" and what it means to the future of the...

Many countries and environmentalists want the ban on hunting whales more strictly enforced. Whaling nations want it eased. A look at the International Whaling Commission's compromise "peace plan" and what it means to the future of the industry and the marine mammal.

Guests

Chris Palmer

Author of "Shooting in the Wild," Director of the Center for Environmental Filmmaking at American University's School of Communications and a wildlife filmmaker.

Karsten Klepsvik

the Norwegian Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission

Fred O'Regan

President & CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Monica Medina

U.S. Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission, Commerce Department Principal Deputy Under Secretary at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA.)

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