05/02/2007 - The Symposium on the State of Whale Conservation, sponsored by the Pew Charitable Trusts, drew 67 people from 29 different nationalities to participate. It was held at UN Headquarters on 12-13 April, 2007.
Participants represented a mix of legal, policy and science academics, policy- and opinion-makers, national and international civil servants, NGO and Think-Tank representatives. Asked to move beyond existing ‘fault lines’ so that new ideas and solutions can be discussed and debated, the symposium was comprised not only of people from within the margins of the International Whaling Commission community (government representatives, NGOs, scientists), but also those with wider expertise in conservation, law, and other relevant fields.
Read the chairman's summary of the Symposium, the opening speeches, speaker presentations, participants contribution and background documents on the Pew Whales Web site.
Pew is no longer active in this line of work, but for more information, visit the Pew Whale Conservation Project campaign.