"PROTECTING MARINE WILDLIFE WORLDWIDE FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS AND THE HEALTH OF THE PLANET"
The International Marine Mammal Conservation Society is a global marine conservation organization founded in November 2012 aiming to protect marine animals and ecosystems through research, rescue and rehabilitation, education and direct action. We take on an enforcement role by physically obstructing, harassing and shutting down illegal whaling and fishing activities on the high seas.
OUR LEGAL AUTHORITY, THE WORLD CHARTER FOR NATURE
- 21. States and, to the extent they are able, other public authorities, international organizations, individuals, groups and corporations shall: (a) Co-operate in the task of conserving nature through common activities and other relevant actions, including information exchange and consultations; (b) Establish standards for products and manufacturing processes that may have adverse effects on nature, as well as agreed methodologies for assessing these effects; (c) Implement the applicable international legal provisions for the conservation of nature and the protection of the environment; (d) Ensure that activities within their jurisdictions or control do not cause damage to the natural systems located within other States or in the areas beyond the limits of national jurisdiction; (e) Safeguard and conserve nature in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
- 22. Taking fully into account the sovereignty of States over their natural resources, each State shall give effect to the provisions of the present Charter through its competent organs and in co-operation with other States.
- 23. All persons, in accordance with their national legislation, shall have the opportunity to participate, individually or with others, in the formulation of decisions of direct concern to their environment, and shall have access to means of redress when their environment has suffered damage or degradation.
- 24. Each person has a duty to act in accordance with the provisions of the present Charter; acting individually, in association with others or through participation in the political process, each person shall strive to ensure that the objectives and requirements of the present Charter are met.
The International Marine Mammal Conservation Society, also known as IMMCS was formed back in 2012 and officially filed and became a non profit organization on March 26th 2015. We have been building up our organization over the years and preparing for the official launch. IMMCS global HQ is based in California, United States Of America.
" We must ensure that the marine ecosystem stays protected for future generations. This is why we were founded, to address the issues facing our oceans " - James Anderson, Founder and Executive Director