[MARMAM] Science Letter on humpbacks and megapipeline in BC, Canada

Juan Alava jj_alava at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 19 06:57:20 PDT 2014

Dear Colleagues,

Please, find below the links for a new
letter on the delisting of humpback whales and the development of the Enbridge Northern Gateway megapipeline project in British Columbia, Canada, recently published in
Science last July.

Basically, we
advocate that the decision to downlist humpback whales in British Columbia should account for threats
posed by oil pipelines and associated tankers. The downlisting
from ‘Threatened’ status to a species of ‘Special Concern’ was significant because
the whales’ critical habitat, which overlaps proposed oil tanker routes, does
not have to be protected under the revised status. 

Delisted whales good news
for pipeline 

Juan José Alava, Joshua N. Silberg 
 Science.   07/2014; 345(6194):278-279. 

DOI: 10.1126/science.345.6194.278-c 

The article can be downloaded from the following links:



Alternatively, it can be found at http://www.sciencemag.org.proxy.lib.sfu.ca/content/345/6194/278.3.full.pdf.

Juan José Alava

Juan Jose Alava, PhD 
Adjunct Professor 
School of Resource & Environmental Management 
Faculty of Environment, Simon Fraser University 
Burnaby, BC, Canada 
E-mail: jalavasa at sfu.ca

Associate Faculty Member 
School of Environment and Sustainability, 
Faculty of Social and Applied Sciences, 
Royal Roads University 
Victoria, BC, Canada http://www.royalroads.ca/people/juan-jose-alava 
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