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Green Expo 2006
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CARIBBEAN - conservation
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Today, we are perilously close to witnessing a return to large scale commercial whaling.
Norway continues its commercial whaling programme in the North Atlantic, openly flouting the IWC's moratorium. Japan hunts whales under the guise of "scientific" whaling, even though the whale meat is sold on the market for profit. In the past three years, both nations have increased the resources they devote to their whaling programmes, and both are aggressively pushing to lift the ban on commercial whaling.
Overturning the ban on whaling would be devastating to the world's whales, which are just beginning to recover from years of exploitation. Whales mature and breed slowly, thus populations are slow to recover. Furthermore, whales are already jeopardised by a number of human induced environmental threats, such as toxic pollution and climate change.
Commercial whaling has never been carried out in a manner that is sustainable for whale populations and ocean ecosystems.
Information compliments of Greenpeace
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