Gulls Killed To Protect Southern Right Whales
The issue of harassment since the 1970ís of gulls attacking southern right whales in Chubut province in Argentina has resulted in a plan to cull the birds.
The decision was made after several meetings between local cethologists and ornithologists, provincial governmental entities, NGOs and other local actors related to the issue.
Southern right whales face several threats, such as entanglement in fishing gear, the effects of climate change on their pray and boat strike amongst many others.
WDCS believes that all the causes that have driven gulls to attack these whales must be assessed in order to find a solution which should benefit the whole ecosystem.