Report and vocabulary
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.
- in spite of
without regard to someone or something
something that shows up repeatedly
essential for survival