Conservation Minister Releases The 2001 Joint NZ-Australia South Pacific Whale Sanctuary Proposal
Conservation Minister Sandra Lee today released the joint New Zealand-Australia proposal to the International Whaling
Commission for a South Pacific whale sanctuary which has already been distributed to delegations attending this year's
Ms Lee said there had been "enormous public interest" in the proposal not only within New Zealand, Australia and the
South Pacific region but also in Britain which is hosting the 2001 IWC meeting.
The Conservation Minister is leading the New Zealand delegation to the decision-making 'Plenary Session' of the IWC
which starts in London late tonight New Zealand time.