10 Sep '11, 9pm

9 key sites represent critical habitat for 84% of all marine mammals.

9 key sites represent critical habitat for 84% of all marine mammals.

We can save the vast majority of whales on the planet by focusing conservation efforts on just 4 percent of the world’s oceans . Researchers have identified key conservation areas based on the following criteria: the number of species present, the risk of extinction for each of the species in the area, and whether any of the species in the area are only found in that area. Based on the study, scientists have concluded that nine key sites represent critical habitat for 84 percent of all marine mammals, representing just 4 percent of the world’s oceans. Seems like a no brainer. Hong Kong theme park abandons bad idea to import beluga whales from Russia . Last week, we learned that wild beluga whales caught in Russia were supposed to be sent to a Hong Kong theme park . The referenced article noted that the theme park’s chairman had not made a final decision and had been asked ...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/zsmith/this_week_in_wha...

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