HUNT GIVES RESPONSIBILITY FOR MARINE PROTECTION TO OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY RIGHT AROUND AUSTRALIA’S COASTLINE

Australia becoming a ”4th world country” on marine protection, conservationists warn Date June 26, 2014 Julieanne Strachan Reporter for The Sunday Canberra Times. Australia’s standards for protecting marine life have tumbled so far they can now be described as “fourth world”, conservationists have warned. Environment Minister Greg Hunt’s changes to the approvals process for...

INDIAN GOVT GRANTS PERSON-HOOD STATUS TO DOLPHINS

Dolphins granted personhood by government of India Dolphins have been granted “non-human personhood” status by the government of India, making India the first nation in the world to recognize the unique intelligence and self-awareness of the cetacean order (a class of aquatic mammals). The decision was announced by India’s Minister of the Environment and Forests which also outlawed...

INDIA RECOGNISES DOLPHINS AS NON HUMAN PERSONS – FIRST COUNTRY IN THE WORLD !

Dolphins granted personhood by government of India DOLPHINS GRANTED PERSONHOOD BY INDIA Dolphins have been granted “non-human personhood” status by the government of India, making India the first nation in the world to recognize the unique intelligence and self-awareness of the cetacean order (a class of aquatic mammals). The decision was announced by India’s Minister of the...

RUSSIAN WHALING – A TERRIBLE HISTORY

The following new paper has just been published: Ivashchenko, Y.V. & Clapham, P.J.  2014.  Too much is never enough: the cautionary tale of Soviet whaling.  Marine Fisheries Review 76: 1-21. The paper can be downloaded for free at: http://spo.nmfs.noaa.gov/mfr761-2/mfr761-21.pdf ABSTRACT Despite being a signatory to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (1946),...

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