Ministry of National Defense Responds on Bombardment of Dolphin Habitat

In response to the letter on 16 June 2009 from Wild at Heart expressing concern over the bombardment by Taiwan’s military of critically endangered humpback dolphin habitat off the coast of central Taiwan the Ministry of National Defense has notified Wild that it has asked a number of departments within the MND, including the command headquarters of the army, navy and airforce to review the materials concerning the welfare of dolphins and the livelihoods of fishers and respond to the Department of Resources MND by 30 June 2009.

Photo: Eastern Taiwan Strait (=western Taiwan) humpback dolphins

In the meantime Wild has arranged to meet with representatives of the MND to discuss the matter of impact mitigation and explore possibilities of introducing best practices and alternatives to these exercises.

Also see:
Taiwan military fires directly into critically endangered humpback dolphin habitat 17 June

Military Exercise at Daan River Mouth 4 June