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Sanctuary for whales and dolphins

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

The government of the Canary Islands wants the seas off the west coast of Africa to be declared a sanctuary for cetaceans, the order of mammals to which dolphins and whales belong.

Dolphin ExcursionThey would like to see the protected area cover all of the Macaronesia islands – the collective name for the five volcanic archipelagos of the Azores, Madeira and Salvages (Portuguese), the Canaries (Spanish) and Cape Verde (independent).

The proposal will be discussed at an International Conference for the … Read the rest

Posted by Mary
Categories: Dolphins & Whales, Loro Parque, Nature, Puerto de la Cruz
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