To Hunt or Not to Hunt?

A WebQuest on Bowhead Whale Hunting in the Arctic.

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Should we disallow the hunting of endangered species?  The answer that springs to mind is probably, "Yes, of course!".  Issues such as these are much more complicated in real life.

Take the case of the Bowhead Whale, found in Arctic waters.  It has been declared an endangered species, but is also an animal traditionally hunted by the Inuit.  Should they still be allowed to hunt the whales?  If they can, should others too?  How far should we go to protect animals?

Think about these questions and discuss your views together before you begin this WebQuest.


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Launched April, 2000
Last update - November, 2005
Created by Joni Turville-

This project was an Eds Oasis Master Search Contest Winner and appears on Best

Adapted for offline use. For the original WebQuest go to: