No sanctuary for whales 鲸鱼无处避难

更新时间 2012年 7月 4日, 星期三 - 格林尼治标准时间13:50


Despite pressure from conservation groups, there'll be no more protection for whales in the South Atlantic.


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No new sanctuary for these whales.

In spite of pressure from conservation groups, there won't be further protection in the South Atlantic.

The bid for its creation has been defeated at the International Whaling Commission meeting in Panama.

It's been a recurring issue at the annual gathering along with Japan's request for a commercial hunting quota.

Indigenous communities in the Arctic also want more subsistence hunting permits.

Vocabulary 词汇:

sanctuary 避难所

in spite of 尽管…

bid 提议,申请

recurring 反复的

subsistence 生存

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