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Some useful links

WHALES ONLINE

Is a reference and news site dedicated to education for the conservation of whales and their natural habitat.
http://www.whales-online.org/

WHALES OF AUSTRALIA

A handy guide for whale watching enthusiast.
http://www.upstarts.net.au/site/non_commercial/whales.html

THE DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND HERITAGE

Advises the Australian Government on policies and programs for the protection and conservation of the environment, including both natural and cultural heritage places.
http://www.environment.gov.au/coasts/species/cetaceans/index.html

THE OCEANIA PROJECT

A Not-for-profit and Education organisation dedicated to Raising Awareness about Cetacea (Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises) and the Ocean Environment.
http://www.oceania.org.au/

INTERNATIONAL FUND FOR ANIMAL WELFARE

Is the world’s leading international animal welfare organisation. IFAW operations span four decades, with more than 200 experienced campaigners, legal and political experts, and internationally acclaimed scientists working from offices in 13 countries around the world.
http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_international/index.php

INTERNATIONAL WHALING COMMISSON

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) was set up under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling which was signed in Washington DC on 2nd December 1946. The purpose of the Convention is to provide for the proper conservation of whale stocks and thus make possible the orderly development of the whaling industry.
The main duty of the IWC is to keep under review and revise as necessary the measures laid down in the Schedule to the Convention which govern the conduct of whaling throughout the world. These measures, among other things, provide for the complete protection of certain species; designate specified areas as whale sanctuaries; set limits on the numbers and size of whales which may be taken; prescribe open and closed seasons and areas for whaling; and prohibit the capture of suckling calves and female whales accompanied by calves. The compilation of catch reports and other statistical and biological records is also required.
In addition, the Commission encourages, co-ordinates and funds whale research, publishes the results of scientific research and promotes studies into related matters such as the humaneness of the killing operations.
http://www.iwcoffice.org/index.htm

GREENPEACE

http://whales.greenpeace.org/

WHALES ONLINE

http://www.whales-online.org/

WHALES OF AUSTRALIA

http://www.upstarts.net.au/site/non_commercial/whales.html

WHALES & DOLPHIN CONSERVATION SOCIETY – WADCS

http://www.wdcs.org.au/

WDCS AUSTRALASIA

WDCS Australasia is part of the global WDCS family and we concentrate our efforts on the region we live in – Australia, New Zealand, the Indian Ocean, Southwest Pacific Ocean and Southern Ocean.

Cetaceans in all of these regions, including within Australia and New Zealand experience a wide range of threats including the impacts of climate change, interaction with fisheries and over-fishing, noise pollution and industrial and military activities at sea, chemical pollution, plastic debris, captivity and harassment, whaling and habitat loss.
We continue to work with WDCS international on our global campaigns against whaling and the captivity industry and have set ourselves goals to reduce specific threats to cetaceans in the region.
http://www.wdcs.org.au/

NSW NATIONAL PARKS & WILDLIFE

The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) is the government body responsible for developing and maintaining the parks and reserve system, and conserving natural and cultural heritage, in the state of New South Wales, Australia.
The NPWS is responsible for the marine welfare and care of all marine animals in NSW
www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/npws.nsf/Content/Home