TITLE

The great whale debate ignores dolphins' plight

AUTHOR(S)
Young, Emma
PUB. DATE
May 2003
SOURCE
New Scientist;5/24/2003, Vol. 178 Issue 2396, p11
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
While governments and interest groups have been fighting over the future of the world's great whales, some smaller cetaceans have been quietly heading towards extinction. Certain species, such as the baiji, or Yangtze River dolphin, may not survive another decade, says a report from the World Conservation Union. Conservation groups have to broaden their focus to include these smaller species. The small cetaceans that are dying in droves every year in fishing nets lose out in the shadow of the whaling controversy. Many other whales, dolphins and porpoises are undernourished and less likely to give birth to fat, healthy calves, and the river dolphins' habitat is shrinking rapidly because of the human demand for water.
ACCESSION #
9957460

 

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