Australia has become a world leader in the protection and conservation of whales since the end of Australia's whaling industry in 1978. Australian waters are home to approximately 45 species of whales and dolphins. The protection of these species at regional, national and international levels is a priority for the Australian Government. Despite being protected in Australian waters, whales and dolphins are still threatened by human activities.’
All above text as stated by the Australian Government
Department of Climate Change, Energy, The Environment and Water.(DCCEEW)
Protection or a safe place, especially for someone or something being chased or hunted:
(c) a place where birds where birds or animals can live and be protected, especially from being hunted or dangerous conditions:
a wildlife/bird sanctuary:
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Listen to the fishermen.
'The wind industry says it isn't killing whales, but it is. New boat traffic is colliding with whales and high-decibel sonar is separating whale mothers from their calves, sending them into harm's way.'
'Whales, dolphins, porpoises, and other marine mammals have evolved to take advantage of this perfect sonic medium. Just as we rely on sight to survive, they depend on sound to hunt for food, find mates, and detect predators.'