29 July 2009

Maldives Meeting on Indian Ocean Whales and Dolphins


The Indian Ocean Cetacean Symposium held in Maldives from 18-20 July 2009 concludes with a declaration pressing for improved conservation and management of whales and dolphins in the Indian Ocean. Sixty scientists and conservationists from 22 countries particpated at the Symposium. A wide range of research, management and conservation work being carried out in the Indian Ocean was presented. Problems faced by whales and dolphins in the region include by-catch, ship strikes and habitat degradation in general.

A major outcome of the meeting was the Lankanfinolhu (Maldives) Declaration, which urges concerned authorities to improve conservation and management of whales and dolphins in the Indian Ocean.

For more information:
http://www.mrc.gov.mv/index.php/news_events/iocs_concludes_with_lankanfinolhu__maldives__dec

1 comment:

R.A.R. Clouston said...

The arguments of the proponents of the continued mistreatment or slaughter of whales and dolphins are akin to saying that because humans are not endangered, and because we have been killing each other for millennia, we should respect cultures who continue the practice of genocide. How cold. How sad. How misinformed. Please read my blog at http://whaleanddolphintalk.blogspot.com/