86 percent of dolphins and whales threatened by fishing nets

Mongabay: A new report from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) finds that almost 9 out of 10 toothed whales--including dolphins and porpoises--are threatened by entanglement and subsequent drowning from large-scale fishing operations equipment, such as gillnets, traps, longlines, and trawls. These operations threaten the highest percentage (86 percent) of the world's toothed whales. "During the International Year of Biodiversity, the Convention on Migratory Species continues to ......
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