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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first...

Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

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Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...
Long-finned pilot whale

Fishermen in Norway eat pilot whale after entanglement in net

According to local reports, fishermen in Norway ate meat from a long-finned pilot whale after...

The US government has signed up to an international agreement which aims to address the threats facing whales and dolphins in the Pacific Island Region.

Known as the Pacific Cetaceans MOU, the agreement helps the many species that migrate through the region (such as the humpback whale) that are endangered because of a range of threats including; entanglement in fishing gear or marine debris, climate change, damage and loss of habitat, or disturbance by human activities.

“WDCS congratulates the US government for signing on to the CMS Pacific Cetaceans MoU. Their involvement can only strengthen the work being undertaken by other signatories and is great news for whales and dolphins in the Pacific Islands Region,” said Nicola Hodgins, WDCS programme lead.