No sanctuary for whales

Terbaru  4 Juli 2012 - 16:14 WIB

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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:

sanctuary - tempat berlindung

in spite of - meskipun

bid - usulan

recurring - berulang

subsistence - nafkah hidup



Exercise

Use one of the words or phrases below to complete each of these sentences from BBC news reports.

Note that you may have to change the form of a word to complete the sentence correctly.

sanctuary / in spite of / bid / recurring / subsistence

1. The Palestinian delegation welcomed the approval of its _______ to get protected status for the church, built on a site some believe was Jesus's birthplace.

2. The BBC's Tomi Oladipo in Lagos say the two groups have a history of land disputes, in an area where most of the people depend on _______ farming for a living.

3. ________ his conviction, Mr Gilani emerged from his trial with his reputation enhanced, having succeeded in portraying himself as a man defending democracy in the face of a politically motivated campaign against him and his government.

4. Sicily Park residents said the flooding was a ________ problem, with the street flooding nine times since 2008.

5. A Sumatran rhinoceros - one of the world's most endangered species - has given birth at a ________ in Indonesia.

Answers

1. The Palestinian delegation welcomed the approval of its bid to get protected status for the church, built on a site some believe was Jesus's birthplace.

Source: Klik Bethlehem sites given Unesco World Heritage status



2. The BBC's Tomi Oladipo in Lagos say the two groups have a history of land disputes, in an area where most of the people depend on subsistence farming for a living.

Source: Klik Nigeria's Ebonyi state ethnic clashes: 50 killed



3. In spite of his conviction, Mr Gilani emerged from his trial with his reputation enhanced, having succeeded in portraying himself as a man defending democracy in the face of a politically motivated campaign against him and his government.

Source: Klik Profile: Yousuf Raza Gilani



4. Sicily Park residents said the flooding was a recurring problem, with the street flooding nine times since 2008.

Source: Klik Flash flooding hits Sicily Park in south Belfast



5. A Sumatran rhinoceros - one of the world's most endangered species - has given birth at a sanctuary in Indonesia.

Source: Klik Endangered Sumatran rhinoceros born in captivity

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