This was driven not merely by negative foresights on the eventuality of the current scale of activities against cetaceans. But, this was simply underpinned by the enthusiasm of researchers on conservation attempts. Additionally, this was also to understand the ideas contained in available implementing guidelines for the limits of catching whales (Stoett, 1997).
Unfortunately, numberless publication persists which turned out to be unhelpful and can be barriers and distractions towards positive endeavours. These publications contain, one, issues that depict strained relations among nations which bring about the possibilities of total destruction as there are no commonality of beliefs on conservations. Second, that there is the danger of over-population which may result to extreme increases in demands for exhausting resources as well as collective relocation. Third, that there is an incessant intensified consciousness on soil erosion and rapid deforestations. Fourth, that there is an ever increasing account of oil wastage over bodies of water because of flaws on transport system resulting to death of marine organisms. And fifth, that the whales are subjects to extinction (Stoett, 1997).
Fortunately, the persistence of the issues on extinction of whales challenged and inspired many people to keep on with their studies. This is because they believed that continuity of the whales or cetaceans species generations is apparently a benchmark. This would clearly indicate the conditions of the environment. Basically, it would be of benefit to mankind considering that these cetaceans are also mammals, although, they are aquatic. So, if they have continued to live in the bodies of water, then, this is a clue that the environment is still supportive of life. And this runs counter to claims of extensive environmental degradations (Stoett, 1997).
According to the author, studies revealed that the population of gray and minke whales have normalized. This is despite the extensive poaching activities simply for profit, overtly disregarding the consequences. But, the population dip of some other cetaceans like blue whales, light whales, and humpback whales are quite alarming. This is made complicated by the fact that there is very little study conducted on the physical welfare of cetaceans. And if there is any hope left for the survival of the species, then, this lies largely on the latest consensus of the concerned groups like the International Whaling Corporation (Daniels, 2007; Stoett, 1997).
Apparently, the members of the International Whaling Corporation in 1982 have realized the intensity of the risk they have taken in 1946 for supporting the extinguishing activities of catching whales and its relatives for the purpose of profit, health, and purported sustenance. Consequently, the 1982 position stood firm on the suspension of all whale catching activities in the national and international seas. Although, it took some three years before the treaty was fully implemented. This was because of political dissensions on the part of those who are apt to continue profiteering. Large scale whalers like the Japanese and the Americans were all dissatisfied with the ruling on suspension of their self-centred endeavours. They argued on the basis of the interest of a few and went on mindless of the countless people who have worked out relentlessly on