Winter Lecture Six - Pacific Voices: Humans and Whales Event as iCalendar

23 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

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

Winter Lecture Six - Pacific Voices: Humans and Whales

Whales have long brought New Zealanders into contact with the rest of the Pacific.  In this talk, Sue Taei will describe these relationships from the 17th century to today, and discuss a range of scenarios for the choices humans face today in deciding their relationship with whales in the coming centuries. These lessons are also applicable to other ocean resources, such as sharks and tuna, which could be seen as the “new whales.”  Will humans have learnt from their difficult relationship with the Pacific’s whales to craft a better ocean management strategy for the future?

Sue Taei (Executive Director, Conservation International, University of Auckland)