NZ-Oz South Pacific Whale Sanctuary Proposal
Conservation Minister Releases The 2001 Joint NZ-Australia
South Pacific Whale Sanctuary Proposal
Minister Sandra Lee today released the joint New
Zealand-Australia proposal to the International Whaling
Commission for a South Pacific whale sanctuary which has
already been distributed to delegations attending this
year's annual meeting.
Ms Lee said there had been
"enormous public interest" in the proposal not only within
New Zealand, Australia and the South Pacific region but also
in Britain which is hosting the 2001 IWC meeting.
Conservation Minister is leading the New Zealand delegation
to the decision-making 'Plenary Session' of the IWC which
starts in London late tonight New Zealand time.
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