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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...

WDC notes with interest the recent award made to HB Grandi, one of Iceland’s largest fishing companies which also has close links to whale hunting.

The Planning and Environmental Committee of the Icelandic town of Akranes made the award in recognition of the company’s tidy grounds. HB Grandi is, of course, linked with whaling in the form of board member Kristjan Loftsson, who is also managing director of the Icelandic whaling company, Hvalur.  Indeed, the relationship could hardly be closer: HB Grandi rents out space at these premises to Hvalur for processing fin whales after they have been slaughtered.

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