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Proposta de criação de santuário de baleias é rejeitada

Atualizado em  5 de julho, 2012 - 07:47 (Brasília) 10:47 GMT

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Grupos conservacionistas fizeram pressão em encontro anual de Comissão Baleeira Internacional; veja reportagem em inglês.

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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.

Transcrição em português

Não haverá novo santuário para essas baleias.

Apesar da pressão de grupos conservacionistas, não haverá maior proteção no Atlântico Sul.

A proposta de criação do santuário foi derrotada no encontro da Comissão Baleeira Internacional no Panamá.

O questão tem sido recorrente nos encontros anuais, além do pedido do Japão por uma cota para caça comercial.

Comunidades indígenas no Ártico também querem permissões para caça de subsistência.


Vocabulary

sanctuary (santuário) - safe place

in spite of (apesar de)- without regard to someone or something

bid (proposta)- proposal

recurring (recorrente) - something that shows up repeatedly

subsistence (subsistência)- essential for survival


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: Bethlehem sites given Unesco World Heritage status

http://bbc.in/LJpfTe

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: Nigeria's Ebonyi state ethnic clashes: 50 killed

http://bbc.in/telbxs

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: Profile: Yousuf Raza Gilani

http://bbc.in/IP5C6C

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

Source: Flash flooding hits Sicily Park in south Belfast

http://bbc.in/L07Dl2

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

Source: Endangered Sumatran rhinoceros born in captivity

http://bbc.in/KrX5Wq

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