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Costa Rica confirms its commitment to ban whaling

By A.M. Costa Rica staff


At the meeting of the International Whaling Commission,held in Brazil, representatives of Costa Rica pledged to continue efforts to protect whales and dolphins.

They also committed to improve the surveillance systems that help prohibit the hunting of these mammals.

The meeting was organized by Humane Society International and included experts in marine mammals, non-governmental organizations and universities.

Humane Society International is one of the largest animal protection organizations in the world. For more than 20 years, it has worked for the protection of all animals through the use of science, lobbying, education and field programs.

The participants discussed the status of scientific research, threats to cetacean populations, public policies, funding and education to assist government agencies in making decisions about the protection of cetaceans in Costa Rica.

"We seek to maintain Costa Rica's leadership in these issues, setting the line in the conservation of whales and dolphins and their important role in marine ecosystems, and highlighting guidelines on how activities such as whale and dolphin watching can be carried out responsibly," said Grettel Delgadillo, Deputy Director of HSI / Latin America.

In Costa Rica, there are three institutions that are responsible for ensuring the protection of whales and dolphins. They are the Vice Ministry of Water and Mares, the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) and the Ministry of the Environment.


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The Whales and Dolphins Festival, which takes place every year in September during the high season of sighting which coincides with the migration season in the National Park.

These three organizations establish public policies for the conservation of cetaceans. They also coordinate with the tourism industry in coastal areas in activities such as the Whales and Dolphins Festival, which takes place every year in September during the high season of sighting which coincides with the migration season in the National Marine Park Whale, one of the most visited beaches.

Commercial hunting, climate change and pollution of the oceans threaten the future survival of whales, dolphins and porpoises.


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