Narwhal populations are hovering around 75,000 which means they are considered Near Threatened by the IUCN, and without appropriate protection could continue to decline. Their populations are threatened by hunting, climate change and industrial activity, and narwhals are actively hunted in Canada and Greenland to this day. Scientists fear climate change could have an impact on narwhal habitats, but the effects thus far are uncertain. Due to their narrow geographic distribution and very specialised feeding and habitat choice, shifts in ice pack could significantly impact narwhal population health. According to the IUCN, it is unclear whether the ban on trade in narwhal ivory between Greenland and Denmark is even enforced.
We must make certain that these ‘Unicorns of the Sea’ are protected, that their tusks do not join the tusks of other animals in the illegal wildlife trade, and that we are monitoring the impact of diminishing ice pack on their habitats, breeding and hunting grounds.
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