(Dive Travel Business News - January 22, 2012) -- This article is provided by shark specialist Debbie Smith, owner of eco-tourism company Diving With Sharks. Her specialty area is annual Sardine Run in South Africa. read more »
(Dive Travel Business News - April 24, 2010) - The International Whaling Commission (IWC) banned commercial whaling in 1986. A new whaling "peace plan" proposal on the table by the IWC serves to mollify the three countries who are currently whaling in blatant disregard for the worldwide whaling moratorium. The whaling proposal, if ratified at an upcoming meeting of the IWC in June, will save commercial whaling from the brink of extinction, but not the whales.
A philosophical shift has taken place since 1946 when the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was formed to coordinate the different national whaling industries. Since the first post-war wage-earners with disposable income had the awesome thrill of seeing a whale up close - whether snorkeling, diving, whale-watching or on TV - many of the world's citizens learned that a whale's life has more value alive than dead. read more »