Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Subsitence-whaling-and-offshore-oil-27MZIFVPEEXX.htmlConceptually similarSubsitence whaling and offshore oilGP04CRBCompleted★★★★Subsitence whaling and offshore oilGP04CRFCompleted★★★★Subsitence whaling and offshore oilGP04CRHCompleted★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CRTCompleted★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CR0Completed★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CR5Completed★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CRKCompleted★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CRMCompleted★★★★Subsistence Whaling in AlaskaGP04CQTCompleted★★★★View AllGP04CQSSubsitence whaling and offshore oilTwo boys dance in excitement at the sight of the first Bowhead whale to be caught in the Inupiat autumn whale hunt. Locals have gathered to celebrate and wait for the whale to be hauled up from the sea. "All we want is our federal government to put mitigation measures into place to protect the environment and the resources that we subsist from," says AEWC (Alaska Eskimo Whaling Commission) president Eugene Brower, and adds; "Our livelihood is very unique in this world. We are an endangered species now."Locations:Alaska-Arctic-Arctic Coastal Plain-Barrow (Alaska)-North America-United States of AmericaDate:8 Oct, 2011Credit:© Rose Sjölander / 70°Maximum size:4433px X 2955pxRestrictions:Ok for Greenpeace use and for approved external Greenpeace campaign related use. Contact the photographer directly or Greenpeace UK (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any other external licensing or sales.Keywords:Beaches-Bowhead whales-Children-Coastlines-Community gatherings-Day-Death-Inupiat-KWCI (GPI)-Local population-Outdoors-Save the Arctic (campaign title)-Two people-Water-Whales-WhalingShoot:70° North - Arctic Documentation70° North is a multimedia project documenting the impact of climate change and resources exploration in the Arctic.Shell's plans to drill offshore in the Alaskan Arctic in 2012 has divided the native communities who now stand at a crossroads between continued benefits from industry generated revenues and protecting the marine environment they have depended on for thousands of years. Shell's proposed offshore drill site is in the path of the bowhead whale's migration route. Many Inupiat hunters are concerned about Shell's lack of spill response capabilities if licenses are granted to drill offshore in the Arctic's Beaufort and Chukchi seasGreenpeace is campaigning for a global sanctuary to be declared around the uninhabited area of the North Pole to save the Arctic from attempts by oil companies to exploit the region’s resources for short term profit.