Regulatory News

The number of humpback whales coming from the Antarctica to reproduce along the Brazilian coast has tripled over the last decade. Currently, there are 10,000 of these animals in Brazil compared to 3,000 in 2002. The calculation was done by the NGO Humpback Whale Institute. About 90% of humpbacks that migrate to the Brazilian coast concentrate near the Abrolhos Archipelago, on the coastal two of Coastal Espírito Santo and Bahia.

Milton Marcondes, Research Director at the Humpback Whale Institute, points out the population growth of the humpbacks. According to him, when illegal hunting of whales was prohibited in Brazil, there were only one thousand of them. With the adoption of preservation policies, that number has increased, reaching its current level.

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