Nowacek participates in 12th IUCN Panel meeting

Whale Tail

Gray whale fluke.

From 31 October – 8 November Nowacek will attend the 12th meeting of the Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel (WGWAP), which is being held in Busan, Korea.  The WGWAP is convened by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and is charged with minimizing the risk of oil and gas development to Western Gray Whales.  The shelf off Sakhalin Island, Russia is a critical feeding habitat for this population of whales, and there are significant oil and gas reserves under this shelf.