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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...
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Las Vegas dolphin facility to close

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas is to permanently close....

WDC citizen science project nominated for Scottish nature award

The success of WDC's Shorewatch programme was acknowledged recently after being nominated in the Citizen...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Norway Kills First Whales Of The Season

Following the news of Icelandic whalers taking their first minke whales of the hunting season, reports have come in stating that Norwegian whale hunters have killed their first whales of the year one month into the hunt ‘season’.

Norway’s whale hunting season started on April 1 and finishes at the end of August, but the main reason given for whales not being killed up to this point has been the poor weather.

Despite whaling being on the decline in Norway and its fleet shrinking in size, the country has set the same quota of 1,286 minke whales for slaughter this year as it did last year. 533 whales were killed in 2011.
 
Norway, Iceland and Japan are the only countries who break the international moratorium on commercial whaling.

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