Humpback whales

Humpback whales

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

  • Monica Medina U.S. Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission, Commerce Department Principal Deputy Under Secretary at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA.)
  • Fred O'Regan President & CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
  • Karsten Klepsvik the Norwegian Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission
  • 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.

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