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08 June 2021 | dataset

Resumption of traditional drive hunting of dolphins 2013

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To provide an enabling environment for the socio-economic development of the Solomon Islands through the application of necessary safeguards with regard to:sustainable use of natural resources, the provision of meteorological services, reducing the risk and impact of climate change and other hazards to communities, leading and managing disaster preparedness and their consequences.

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The ‘drive hunting’ of dolphins has a long history in the Solomon Islands, specifically at the island of Malaita. In 2010, the most active village, Fanalei, suspended hunting in exchange for financial compensation from an international non-governmental organization but resumed hunting again in early 2013. This dataset hosts a report on a visit to Fanalei in March 2013 to document the species and number of dolphins killed in the renewed hunting.

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Dolphin Hunting Data 1976 - 2018

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Publisher Solomon Islands Ministry of Environment, Climate Change, Disaster Management and Meteorology
Modified 08 June 2021
Release Date 08 June 2021
Homepage URL
Identifier fa02fb84-875c-4d00-931e-6ac8aa56e3aa
Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location Solomon Islands
Language English
License Public
[Open Data]
Author Oremus M, Leqata J, Baker CS.
Contact Name C. Scott Baker
Contact Email