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First cases of bird flu in dolphins discovered in the UK

The UK Government has announced that two dolphins and a harbour porpoise have died from...
Kiska the orca

Kiska the ‘world’s loneliest whale’ dies at Canadian theme park

Kiska, dubbed the loneliest whale in the world, has died at Marineland, a zoo and...

Man charged in US for harassing whale

Police in the US are investigating reports of a man known as 'Dolphin Dave' repeatedly...
Gray whale

UN adopts High Seas Treaty to protect the ocean

At the UN 'High Seas Treaty' negotiations in New York, a historic vote for the...

Around 2000 representatives from 178 governments, and many businesses and organisations (including a team from WDC) have gathered in Bangkok, Thailand for the CITES Conference (Convention on International Trade and Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), which opened on 3rd March.

The meetings, which take place every three years, aim to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

Over the next 12 days, those present will debate 71 proposals to boost global protection for wildlife and flora, including overfishing, illegal logging and wildlife crime.