William Shatner, the actor who famously played Captain Kirk in the cult TV series, Star Trek has urged a Norwegian Cruise Line to stop offering its passenger the opportunity to swim with dolphins on their themed ‘Star Trek: The Cruise voyage’ trips.
The Ganges River dolphin is one of the most threatened freshwater dolphins in the world. They live in rivers of Nepal, India, and Bangladesh. Nepal’s rivers all flow into the Ganges River in India and the dolphins in Nepal are living in the upstream extremes of their range.
A record numbers of 71 whales were entangled in fishing gear last year on the west coast of the US and now legal action is being threatened in California to force authorities to address the issue.
Mexico’s Legislative Assembly has taken a significant step in the right direction regarding dolphin captivity in the country by announcing a ban on dolphin shows and dolphin assisted therapy in the Federal District of Mexico.
Large ships are being asked to slow down this summer and fall while traversing an area of critical habitat for the endangered Southern Resident orca community. The Port of Vancouver’s initiative known as “Enhancing Cetacean Habitat and Observation,” or the ECHO Program, is dedicated to mitigating threats to endangered whales from shipping
It has emerged that UK Government Environment Secretary, Michael Gove will visit countries including the Faroes and Iceland this week to discuss potential fisheries deals, causing WDC and others groups to call for him to use the visits to pressure both nations to end their annual slaughter of whales.
Japan’s new ‘scientific’ whale hunting programme (known as NEWREP-NP) in the North Pacific has been formally criticized, once again, by the European Union (EU) in a letter to the governments that form the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the international body that regulates whale hunting.
It wasn't just the arrival of the Tour de France that has been turning heads in Paris this week.
Down on a bank of the River Seine, a 50ft dead sperm whale appeared to be lying on the pavement while 'investigators' examined its remains and spoke to the press.
Whale poo and its contribution to marine productivity and climate change mitigation will be part of the agenda of the 28th International Congress for Conservation Biology, which opened July 23 in Cartagena, Colombia.
Scientists will consider how a range of eco-friendly services provided by whales could underpin conservation decisions made by large organisastions that determine the future of the planet.