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Pro-whaling countries derail plans for a South Atlantic whale sanctuary

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By ITN News Editor September 12, 2018 14:00

Pro-whaling countries derail plans for a South Atlantic whale sanctuary

Plans for a South Atlantic whale sanctuary failed again due to opposition from pro-whaling nations at the 2018 plenary meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC). The proposal put forward by Argentina, Brazil, Gabon, South Africa and Uruguay, aimed to provide a comprehensive approach to conservation for cetaceans, involving the management of all threats to whales in the region, not just the threat of whaling.Despite strong support from conservationists, the proposal could not achieve consensus so was pushed to a vote by host nation Brazil, and failed to achieve the three-quarters majority needed for adoption.

Japan is one of a handful of countries, including Norway and Iceland, which continue to hunt the ocean mammals by making use of a loophole allowing “scientific whaling,” where carcasses are examined before the meat is sold for consumption.The IWC conference runs from September 10 to September 14.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 12, 2018 14:00
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