Take a sneak peak at the television series Kings of the Sea, produced by Avro Television (Holland), here: http://www.avro.nl/pages/player.aspx?maid=tcm:8-250013. They recently visited us in Rarotonga to follow our team and learn more about our work in whale research.
WhaleResearch.org are proud to support Frontiers Abroad who are running a new summer study abroad program based out of the Cook Islands. The South Pacific Island System Program is an interdisciplinary field-based program that focuses on two themes:Island Resource Management and Sustainability and Marine Science and Ecology. To find out more please click on the PDF link below or visit the Frontiers Abroad website. Be quick though, as applications close on 28 February 2011!
IN THE NEWS ...
Massive illegal hunting by the Soviet Union and other countries
NZ whaling decision angers Pacific nations (Link to TVNZ website)
SPWRC scientists are alarmed that the New Zealand government is backing a proposal to the International Whaling Commission for limited commercial whaling.
Ocean Voices: Celebration of Whale Heroes (Link to Greenpeace website)
Ocean Voices capped a week-long meeting of international whale scientists, conservationists, funders and politicians in Auckland, NZ, and celebrates the 10th anniversary of the South Pacific Whale Research Consortium.
Announcement of New Pacific Whale Sanctuary
International Expert Panel to Discuss Announcement,
State of Global Whale Conservation
Media Release PDF 217K
Tokelau Declares Newest Pacific Whale Sanctuary,
Highlights Global Momentum for Whale Conservation
Announcement Bolsters Efforts to Safeguard Southern Ocean Sanctuary and
Enforce Whaling Moratorium at International Whaling Commission
Media release PDF 147K