Now is time to save Scotland’s ocean giants

1st January 1970

Urgently-needed measures to protect and recover populations of whales, dolphins and basking sharks must not fall victim to administrative delays, warn environmental groups. Two years ago (24th July 2012), the Scottish Government received formal advice recommending four Marine Protected Areas to safeguard some of the largest mammals and fish in our seas, including the world’s first MPAs for basking sharks and Risso’s dolphins. Despite governmental commitment, progress has stalled and the plans remain on hold.

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