Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Submission + - Could a market for selling "whale shares" aid conservation? (sciencemag.org)

sciencehabit writes: The world banned most whaling in 1986, but sometimes it's hard to tell. The number of whales killed by whalers has doubled since the 1990s, with so-called scientific whaling claiming roughly 1000 annually, and perhaps 600 more captured by scofflaw nations. The International Whaling Commission (IWC) appears stuck on developing new conservation agreements. Now several researchers are proposing a possible solution: Create a cap-and-trade market for swapping permits to kill whales. But critics of the “whale shares” idea have already sharpened their harpoons.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Could a market for selling "whale shares" aid conservation?

Comments Filter:

Bell Labs Unix -- Reach out and grep someone.

Working...