Regulatory News


The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) released a statement saying that ten of the fourteen main segments of the humpback whale population in the world were removed from the list of animals in danger of extinction. According to the government agency, protection and recovery efforts over 40 years have led to the increasing number of aquatic mammals species. Another factor was the reduction in hunting.

According to the survey, populations of humpbacks most at risk are those living in the Arabian Sea and in the northwestern area along Africa. As for those in the Central American and the Pacific Northwest regions, they were reclassified from "endangered" to "threatened."

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