Edited By: William CG Burns and Alexander Gillespie
456 pages, Tabs
Assesses the challenges faced by cetacean species in this century, and the role of legal, political, and scientific institutions in meeting them. The book also contains several chapters on the ethical questions dividing those who seek to continue to exploit cetaceans as resources and those who seek to ban direct exploitation.
15 chapters organised in sections on: The future of the IWC; The North Atlantic Marine Mammal Commission and the World Council of Whalers; The threat to small cetaceans and institutional responses; Anthropogenic threats to cetaceans; The ecosystem role of cetaceans.
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William C G Burns and Alexander Gillespie, Editors
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