Sunday, December 21, 2008
Brazil Makes Bay of Fundy Efforts Seem Puny
Good news out of Brazil this week. Why not a similar "blanket sanctuary" approach here?
Brazil Declares Whale Sanctuary Along Entire Coast
BRASILIA, Brazil, December 18, 2008 (ENS) - Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva today signed a federal decree establishing the Brazilian Whale and Dolphin Sanctuary, reinforcing protection for all cetacean species in Brazilian jurisdictional waters. Brazilian waters stretch along the nation's 8,000 kilometer (5,000 mile) long coastline on the east and northeast coast of South America. More at http://www.ens-newswire.com/ens/dec2008/2008-12-18-01.asp and http://archives.cnn.com/2000/NATURE/09/20/brazil.whales.enn/