The Endangered Whale By: Piyush Mankani S1 16/02/2011
THE ENDANGERED WHALE Introduction <ul><li>Hunting a whales is called Whaling </li></ul><ul><li>The whales are mostly hunted by Japan, Iceland and Norway. </li></ul><ul><li>There are many types of whales in the world </li></ul>
Species <ul><li>The species which are in danger are: see chart </li></ul>
Why Are They Hunted The whales are mostly hunted for their fins and also for these products: · lamp oil (from sperm whale) · margarine and cooking oil (from whale oil) · candles, soaps, cosmetics and perfumes (from sperm whale) · corsets and umbrellas (from sperm whale) · whale-meat for human consumption · animal feed (from meat meal) · fertilizer (from bone meal) · string for tennis rackets (from whale tendons) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjlCGR_ggbw&feature=related
Number WORLD * Before whaling: About 275,000 * 1930's: 30,000 - 40,000 * 1962: 930 - 2790 * 1964: 650 – 2000 * Late 1970's: 4000 - 4500 * 1980: About 6500 * 1990: 2500 - 3000 * 1994: Probably under 5000
Proof of danger(1) <ul><li>A humpback whale hunted in iceland </li></ul><ul><li>Blue whale brought on </li></ul><ul><li>shore </li></ul>
Proof Of Danger(2) <ul><li>A humpbackwhale found on shore. </li></ul>
Solutions To Save The Whale(1) There are many ways to stop the extinction of whales. Many of which start with doing simple tasks to save the environment. Our oceans are commonly linked with the polluting of our environment, if we were to work harder in choosing "greener" alternatives to harmful substances, we could help save the whales. Another way that you can help save these endangered mammals is setting up a fundraiser at school, the money that you raise could be donated to a wildlife conservatory.
Solutions(2) To save whales we must reduce whaling which means consuming less whales for different puposes.