Cetacean Society International

Whales Alive!

Vol. V No. 1 January 1996


NEWS ITEMS


Keiko/Free Willy: Keiko, the orca who was set free in the movie "Free Willy" but who remains a captive in real life, was moved from Reino Aventura in Mexico to new facilities at the Oregon Coast Aquarium on 7 January 1996. This is supposed to be the first step toward Keiko's eventual release, but whether that will ever happen depends upon the resolution of several factors, among them Keiko's health, and the politics of releasing him in the waters of Iceland.

Conference Announcement: "International Wildlife Law: Preserving Biodiversity In The 21st Century". Tuesday, 26 March 1996 at ANA Hotel, Washington, DC. 9:00am - 6:00pm, informal reception to follow. Overarching theme: the legal and political efficacy of wildlife treaty regimes and means to improve the effectiveness of said regimes in the future. Sponsors: The American Society of International Law; the Pacific Center For International Studies; the Georgetown International Environmental Law Review; Detroit College of Law - Michigan State University. Panels: 1. The Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species; 2. The International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling; 3. Marine conservation regimes. Speakers and respondents will represent the governmental, nonprofit and academic sectors, including the following: The Center For International Environmental Law, the University of Maine Marine Law Institute, the Japanese Whaling Association, the Sierra Club Legal Defense Fund and the University of Mississippi School of Law. Registration fees: $50.00, $25.00 for students. For registration information, contact: Wil Burns, Pacific Center For International Studies, 33 University Square, Suite 184, Madison, WI 53715. Phone/fax: (608) 256-6312; E-mail: pcis@igc.apc.org


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