The lecture will take place on Friday, the 12th September 2014, at 16 p.m. in the Lecture Hall of the Marine Biology Station - NIB on 2nd floor. "Whaling and the International Whaling Commission - a personal view". Prof. Mark Peter Simmonds, Veterinary School of the University of Bristol and Humane Society International.
The sixty-fifth meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) is being hosted by Slovenia at the Grand Hotel Bernadine from next Monday. This is a high-level meeting of potentially more than 80 nations focused on whaling and whale conservation. One scientist delegate has offered to provide us with a short presentation followed by a discussion to help outline some of the issues that are the focus of this meeting. Because closed working groups are already being held in the next few days, the only time that he has available to do this is at 4pm on Friday.
Seminar: "Whaling and the International Whaling Commission - a personal view."
Mark Peter Simmonds OBE is a marine biologist and environmental scientist. He is a Research Fellow at the Veterinary School of the University of Bristol and the Senior Marine Biologist of the Humane Society International. He has been a member of the IWC Scientific Committee for two decades. This presentation will reflect his own views and does not necessarily reflect the views of any country or body that Mark is/has been associated with. Most of Mark's publications - which mainly focus on environmental threats to marine mammals in the modern world.- can be found via Researchgate.