Winter Lecture Three - The unusual relationship between whales and humans Event as iCalendar

02 August 2016

1 - 2pm

Venue: Lecture Theatre B10, Building 109 (General Library)

Location: Cnr Princes and Alfred Streets, Auckland

Host: School of Humanities

Cost: Free

Contact: Dr Rochelle Constantine or Dr Ryan Tucker Jones

Third in a series of six lectures on consecutive Tuesdays - Whales and us: The past, present and future

Winter Lecture Three - The unusual relationship between whales and humans

The unusual relationship between whales and humans: how whaling went from being a major industry to a leading environmental issue. New Zealand has a long legal involvement in managing whales and whaling. As a whaling nation we helped develop the International Whaling Commission (IWC), an agency that in a short timeframe has had many challenges. Sir Geoffrey Palmer will talk about the development of the whaling industry, particularly in New Zealand, and the history of the IWC and the terrific struggles there. He will discuss the International Court of Justice decision about the Japanese whaling programme in Antarctica and what it means for the IWC in the future.

Sir Geoffrey Palmer (Former Prime Minister on New Zealand and International Whaling Commissioner)