February 5, 2013
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Hola España, Will You Fight for Polar Bears?; ¿lucharás por los osos polares?

Zak Smith, Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica

There is a Spanish translation of this post, below.
A few weeks ago, I highlighted the role one person, UK Environment Minister Richard Benyon, could have in helping p… Continue reading

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June 21, 2012
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Marine Mammal Commission Supports Greater Protections for Polar Bears from International Trade

Zak Smith, Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica

With mounting evidence that global trafficking in polar bear parts (skins, skulls, claws, and teeth) is threatening polar bear populations, the Marine Mammal Commissio… Continue reading

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December 15, 2011
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This Week and Last Week in Whales: Whale-Themed Holiday Gifts; Japan’s Whaling Fleet on the Move; Mass Stranding of Beaked Whales in Mediterranean…

Zak Smith, Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica

News in the world of whales.

Here’s a last-minute gift idea: holiday gifts that save wildlife.  NRDC has a green gifts initiative where you can dispens… Continue reading

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December 15, 2011
by Zak Smith
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This Week and Last Week in Whales: Whale-Themed Holiday Gifts; Japan’s Whaling Fleet on the Move; Mass Stranding of Beaked Whales in Mediterranean…

Zak Smith, Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica

News in the world of whales.

Here’s a last-minute gift idea: holiday gifts that save wildlife.  NRDC has a green gifts initiative where you can dispens… Continue reading

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July 18, 2011
by Zak Smith
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Will Science Trump Politics when Protecting Endangered Species from Trade?

Zak Smith, Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica One of the questions underlying decision making at this year’s meeting of the CITES Animals Committee is the extent to which decisions will be driven by scientific evidence on the stat… Continue reading

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April 13, 2011
by Zak Smith
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No Surprise: Unsustainable Polar Bear Hunt in Canada

Zak Smith, Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, Santa Monica
A little over a year ago, the international community rejected a US proposal to ban the international trade of polar bear parts at a meeting of the Convention on International Trade i… Continue reading

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