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Question 1: In addition to whales also ________, manta rays, turtles and several species of shark are hunted.
CetaceaBottlenose dolphinToothed whaleDolphin

Question 2: Under the terms of the 1986 moratorium on whaling, the ________ allows whaling carried out by aboriginal groups if it occurs on a subsistence basis.
International Whaling CommissionCanadaFranceCyprus

Question 3: In 1973, the UN's ________ sent a whaling ship and a Norwegian master whaler, to modernize the hunt.
Universal Postal UnionCyprusAzerbaijanFood and Agriculture Organization

Question 4: Russians of ________ in the Russian Far East are permitted to take up to 140 Gray Whales from the North-East Pacific population each year.
Sakha RepublicChukotka Autonomous OkrugMagadan OblastKrasnoyarsk Krai

Question 5: Limited numbers of Humpback Whales are hunted from ________.
Antigua and BarbudaSaint LuciaBarbadosSaint Vincent and the Grenadines

Question 6: The ________ has carried out surveys in the village to determine that the limited hunting does not endanger world whale stocks or other endangered species.
Conservation biologyWorld Wide Fund for NatureNatural environmentSustainability

Question 7: The primitive nature of the hunt has caused it to become something of a spectacle on ________ - the island from which the pair operate.
GrenadaBequiaSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesCarriacou and Petite Martinique

Question 8: Aboriginal whaling is the hunting of whales carried out by aboriginal groups who have a tradition of ________.
Whaling controversyWhalingOcean fisheriesCetacean bycatch

Question 9: Anti-whaling groups claim this hunt is not ________, though the IWC Scientific Committee, the same group that provided the above population estimate, projects a population growth of 3.2% per year.
Sustainable developmentSustainabilityEcological footprintFood security

Question 10: The whaling programme is managed by the Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission which reports to the ________.
National Weather ServiceNational Oceanic and Atmospheric AdministrationNational Agricultural Statistics ServiceUnited States Environmental Protection Agency







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