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The Conservation of Whales and Dolphins: Science and Practice

Out of Print

Edited By: Mark Simmonds and Judith Hutchinson

476 pages, Figs, tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Dec 1996 | #53826 | ISBN: 0471965618
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About this book

An invaluable resource which analyses the complex issues relating to the conservation of whales, dolphins and other cetaceans which reflect the diversity of opinions that exist in the field. Experts from both the scientific and conservation communities provide contributions that, firstly, review the threats that cetaceans are faced with in the modern world - some of which are now well understood - and secondly, critically assess responses which have been made to these threats. Subjects covered include: pollution issues; habitat degradation; noise; global change; disease; international agreements that affect cetaceans. Particularly suitable for undergraduate courses concerned with animal conservation.


Contents

An Introduction to Whales and Dolphins; International Law and the Status of Cetaceans; The Ethics and Politics of Whaling; Directed Kills of Cetaceans Worldwide; Fisheries Interactions - A Case Study: The Harbour Porpoise; Marine Mammal Conservation and Fisheries Stock Management; Organohalogen and Heavy Metal Contamination in Cetaceans: Observed Effects, Potential Impact and Future Prospects; Habitation Loss and Degradation; Underwater Noise Pollution and its Significance for Whales and Dolphins; Cetaceans and Environmental Pollution: The Global Concern; Infectious Diseases of Marine Mammal Populations; The River Dolphins: The Road to Extinctions; Science and Precaution in an Imperfect World; Defining Future Research Needs for Cetacean Conservation; The New Zealand Experience: One Country's Response to Cetacean Conservation; Conservation in Practice: Agreements, Regulations, Sanctuaries and Action Plans.

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