09 Sep '11, 10am

MT @iucn: A new book, Marine Protected Areas, calls for accelerated efforts to conserve marine mammals.

MT @iucn: A new book, Marine Protected Areas, calls for accelerated efforts to conserve marine mammals.

Whales & dolphins need more protected areas 05 September 2011 | News story A new book, Marine Protected Areas for Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises is released, calling for accelerated efforts to conserve marine mammals by protecting a greater area of the ocean. Currently only 1.3% of the ocean is protected but many new Marine Protected Areas are being created. Erich Hoyt, the book’s author and IUCN’s cetacean specialist, examines current and future developments in ocean protection. “At least 300,000 whales and dolphins a year end up dead in fishing nets alone, as so-called by-catch,” says Erich Hoyt, author, member of IUCN’s Species Survival Commission’s Cetacean Specialist Group and the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas . “Whales in some areas have been found to be emaciated. And scarcely a year since the BP Gulf Oil disaster, it’s business as usual in large parts of...

Full article: http://www.iucn.org/knowledge/news/?8179/Whales--dolphins...

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