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A refuge for whales?

When the World Cetacean Alliance announced the designation of Whale Heritage Sites to mark the world's locations where humans and whales are coexisting at their best, the idea couldn't help but capture the interest of the North Island Marine Mammal Stewardship Association. The result is that North Vancouver Island will likely be home to one of the world's first Whale Heritage Sites.  The program's goal is to grant status to places around the world where cetaceans are celebrated through art, education, research and cultural events; where sustainable practices ensure the health of cetacean habitats; and where coexistence is supported through law, policy and cooperation. This mirrors most goals of the North Island stewardship association, and whale researcher Jared Towers believes...

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