Jan 24, 2014

United Nations position on travesty of Taiji & beyond

see: http://www.cms.int/reports/small_cetaceans/cetacean_conservation.htm

On the Facebook page for the United Nations Convention on Migratory Species is stated the UN's position. I would differ with their use of the word "actively" but anyway FYI herebelow is the United Nations position (source https://www.facebook.com/bonnconvention). In my opinion, if they were "actively" helping, then travesties would not be the norm and private parties would not have to work to effect protection for cetaceans. I am unsure why Loro Parque etc is in the secretariat's header for this page. I emailed CMS today and received essentially the same reply as below. They referred me to:
Convention on Migratory Species (UNEP-CMS) We share your concern about these hunts and the damage they do to populations and individuals of these beautiful animals. Parties to the Convention on Migratory Species in other parts of the world, with the support of the Scientific Council and Secretariat, are actively working towards the protection of several of the species affected by the hunt.
We are unfortunately not in a position to intervene in this matter, because as Secretariat we are bound by the mandates of the Convention. Regrettably, Japan is not at present a Party to CMS and is therefore not participating in efforts to conserve whales, dolphins and porpoises in the region and beyond. We would like to thank you for taking an active interest in the plight of cetaceans in Japan and the rest of the world. Like you, we very much hope that these hunts will soon be a thing of the past and these species will receive the protection they need from the many threats they face wherever they travel on their migrations.
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