Zoning the Ocean May Help Endangered Whales to Recover

Date: 8/2/2010

Scientists in Scotland, Canada and the US propose a new method to identify priority areas for whale conservation. The team’s findings, suggest that even small protected areas, identified through feeding behaviour, can benefit highly mobile marine predators such as killer whales. ‘There are enormous challenges associated with setting conservation priorities for such mobile and migratory species as whales,’ said lead author Erin Ashe, a PhD student at the University of St Andrews. ‘However the topic was important enough to bring together 200 managers, scientists, and government and NGO representatives from 40 countries for the first International Conference on Marine Mammal Protected Areas.’


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