Paciano II: a report of a conversation on whaling and science, 1-3 March 2008

Mulvaney, Kieran (2008) Paciano II: a report of a conversation on whaling and science, 1-3 March 2008. London, UK; Paciano, IT, Global Ocean and Third Millennium Foundation,

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In 2006 the UK-based charity, Global Ocean, with local support from the Third Millennium Foundation, convened a Conversation among specialists about the problems facing the conservation of whales. Called "A consultation on whaling", this gathering was held in the ancient village of Paciano, in Umbria near the border with Tuscany, 15 – 17 October 2006. There were 15 participants from 11 countries. Dr Kees Lankester served as moderator. The outcome was an Aide Memoire which served to guide the participants in the run-up to the 2007 meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC), held in Anchorage, Alaska, in June. One point of agreement was that a second consultation should be held in the months following the Anchorage meeting, involving some but not necessarily all of the participants in the first, but concentrating this time on scientific issues – especially those encountered in the Scientific Committee of the IWC –with particular attention to informing a wider public about those scientific activities in relation to the problems confronting the IWC and the views of scientists about them. This document is the report of that Conversation, referred to as Paciano II. The moderator was Dr Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara and the Report was written by Kieran Mulvaney in consultation with all participants, and with reference to an Aide Memoire prepared by the Rapporteur, Dr Russell Leaper. The sponsor and organisers have agreed with the general sentiment expressed by participants in Paciano II that further such conversations should be held at roughly yearly intervals and they will try to satisfy that desire. Although these future gatherings would be concerned with the living ocean they would not necessarily be restricted in future to consideration of whales and whaling. Discussions are on-going for selection of a theme which is of both scientific interest and practical concern for conservation of marine life and management of the uses of ocean space. (19 page document)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Paciano II: a report of a conversation on whaling and science, 1-3 March 2008
Personal Creator/Author:
Mulvaney, Kieran
Date: 2008
Publisher: Global Ocean and Third Millennium Foundation
Place of Publication: London, UK; Paciano, IT
Additional Information: Participants: Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara* (Chair), Former Italian Commissioner to the IWC. C. Scott Baker* Caire Bass* Robert L. Brownell, Jr.* Leslie Busby Simon Childerhouse* Phillip Clapham* Justin Cooke* Peter Corkeron* Michael Donoghue* Mary Carmel Finley Nick Gales* Sidney Holt* Atsushi Ishii Toshio Kasuya* Kees Lankester* David Lavigne Russell Leaper* (Rapporteur) Kieran Mulvaney (Rapporteur) Vassili Papastavrou* Patrick Ramage Melanie Salmon, Global Ocean. Mark Simmonds* Observers: Margaret Bowman, Lenfest Ocean Program, Pew Charitable Trusts John Frizell, Greenpeace. Sue Lieberman, WWF-World Wide Fund for Nature
Uncontrolled Keywords: Whaling; International Whaling Commission; cetaceans; scientific method;
Subjects: Conservation
Item ID: 1150
Depositing User: Janet Webster
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2008 20:21
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 21:04

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