Saturday 14 January 2012

Changing views about whales in Iceland

The January 2012 edition of Iceland Review includes a special feature that reflects changing attitudes towards whales in that nation.

While the title is somewhat misleading, the article Man vs Whale poses ten questions about whales, whaling and whale watching to two Icelanders who earn their livelihoods from whales; one a whaler from Ísafjördur, and the other a commercial whale watch operator based in Húsavík.

Their answers highlight the dichotomy of opinion amongst Icelanders about how whales should be exploited.

First published in 1963, the Iceland Review provides readers in more than 100 countries with “first-hand information on Icelandic culture, society and nature”.


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