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UN: Extinction Threatens 70% of Dolphins

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UN: Extinction Threatens 70% of Dolphins

Nairobi, Nov 25 (PL) The UN Environmental Program has denounced that fishing
nets put more than 70 percent of dolphins and small whales at risk of
disappearing forever, and survival of the Cetacea has again become of
central UN interest.

The denunciation and call for action was made at the Migratory Species
Convention meeting at UNEP headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, where UN actions
for improved international legislation were planned.

The UN wants revision of international law protecting eight species, and an
additional seven species, to make their protection obligatory with measures
to safeguard those that still exist.

Although 19th Century-type massive whale hunting is no longer, whales are
still hunted in significant numbers for their oil, meat and grey amber of
their brains (used in perfumes).

In addition, destruction of their habitats, pollution and use of military
sonar have reduced food supplies, living space and communication of this

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