Cetaceans face a wide range of threats in a rapidly changing
There are currently eighty-six recognised species of cetaceans
(whales, dolphins and porpoises) in the world.
Many populations are known to be vulnerable or endangered.
Several species are in danger of extinction.
The status of many more populations is not well enough
known to enable confident assessments to be made about the
population's survival probability.
The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of
Wild Animals (CMS) is a global environment treaty. It aims to
conserve and manage avian, marine and terrestrial migratory
species as well as their habitats throughout their range. The
Convention organizes transboundary cooperation for species
migrating across national boundaries and provides the legal
framework for global action.
The Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS) is the
global voice for the protection of cetaceans and their
environment. WDCS's objectives are to reduce, and ultimately,
eliminate the continuing threats to cetaceans and their habitats