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Whaling

Author: Justin Healey
Publisher: Thirroul, N.S.W. : The Spinney Press, 2010.
Series: Issues in society, 318.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Unregulated commercial whaling has had a major impact on the world's whale populations. In spite of a complete commercial whaling ban imposed by the International Whaling Commission in 1986, whales are still being killed on a daily basis. This book examines Australia's prominent role in trying to secure a compromise from the whaling nations, especially Japan, with whom diplomatic relations have become strained.
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Genre/Form: Treaties
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Justin Healey
ISBN: 9781921507298 1921507292
OCLC Number: 645818478
Description: 44 pages : illustrations, map ; 30 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1 --
Whaling and Conservation --
Whaling today --
Scientific permit whaling --
Species found in Australian waters --
Australia's whaling history --
History of commercial whaling --
Where the whale things are --
Government initiates legal action against Japanese whaling --
Scientific whaling to be tested in court --
International protection of whales --
Whale protection Protecting whales and dolphins --
Cetaceans legislation --
Whale conservation --
Whale research --
Whale and dolphin watching --
Ch. 2 --
The Whaling Debate --
Something fishy in whaling debate --
Leviathan policy blunder unfolds in the southern ocean --
Stopping whaling is cultural imperialism --
Prime minister must fire in the whaling war --
Anti-whalers swimming in hypocrisy --
Whale warriors need legal eagles --
Rack of lamb; Delicious but very cruel --
High seas clash inevitable --
It's time whaling became extinct --
It's about more than just whales --
The whale hunt that knows no tradition --
Glossary --
Fast facts --
Web links --
Index.
Series Title: Issues in society, 318.
Responsibility: edited by Justin Healey.

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Unregulated commercial whaling has had a major impact on the world's whale populations. In spite of a complete commercial whaling ban imposed by the International Whaling Commission in 1986, whales are still being killed on a daily basis. This book examines Australia's prominent role in trying to secure a compromise from the whaling nations, especially Japan, with whom diplomatic relations have become strained.

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