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Marine Mammel Sanctuary in the Caribbean area

The possibilities for a marine mammal sanctuary in the Caribbean are examined. Such a sanctuary for example could limit the hunt on whales.

Abstract

Marine mammals are protected worldwide by international treaties. At the same time there is still whaling, including in the Caribbean. Setting a reserve in this region would help to combat these activities and would strengthen the Dutch position (against whaling). It is established that the Caribbean Dutch exclusive economic zone (EEZ) possesses a rich and diverse marine mammal fauna worth protecting. The report presents the main arguments for the ecological protection of these species by a marine mammal sanctuary.

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