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Male narwhals Monodon monoceros caress one another with their tusks in Admiralty Inlet, Nunavut, Canada © Paul Nicklen / National Geographic Creative / WWF-Canada

Breaking the Ice international trade in Narwhals, in the context of a changing Arctic

Male narwhals Monodon monoceros caress one another with their tusks in Admiralty Inlet, Nunavut, Canada © Paul Nicklen / National Geographic Creative / WWF-Canada

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Published 13th March 2015

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New report calls for better monitoring of international narwhal trade

Ottawa, Canada, 13th March 2015—A new study launched today by TRAFFIC and WWF finds that while there is no evidence that international trade is currently a threat to the conservation of narwhals, as climate change is likely to have a significant impact on narwhal populations, improved monitoring of trade levels is increasingly important. 

Breaking the Ice: International trade in Narwhals, in the context of a changing Arctic

Report author(s):
Tanya Shadbolt Ernest W. T. Cooper, Peter J. Ewins

Publication date:
March 2015