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Awareness of whale conservation status and whaling policy in the US - a preliminary study on American youth

By E. C. M. Parsons, J. P. Rice, L. Sadeghi

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In 2008, a preliminary study was conducted to provide information on awareness of cetacean (whale, dolphin and porpoise) conservation issues and the US government's policy on whaling, in a test group of US university students (n=230). When given a list of whale species, 39% of the participants incorrectly thought that the humpback whale was the most threatened whale species (blue whale: 24.8

Date 2010
Publication Title Anthrozoos
Volume 23
Issue 2
Pages 119-127
ISBN/ISSN 0892-7936
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.2752/175303710X12682332909891
Language English
Author Address Department of Environmental Science & Policy, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, USA.parsons@earthlink.net
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  1. Agencies and organizations
  2. Anthrozoology
  3. Aquacultural and fisheries
  4. Aquatic Biology and Ecology
  5. Aquatic organisms
  6. Biological resources
  7. Conservation
  8. Game animals
  9. Hunting
  10. Indigenous populations
  11. International organizations
  12. Mammals
  13. Marine animals
  14. Marine mammals
  15. peer-reviewed
  16. Policy and Planning
  17. Primates
  18. Social psychology and social anthropology
  19. students
  20. Universities and Colleges
  21. Whales
  22. youth
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