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A dolphin trapped in a fishing net

Study raises concern about methods used to stop dolphins being caught in nets

Dolphins and porpoises continue to die in huge numbers in fishing gear but even some...
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

With the very real prospect of Iceland's only fin whale hunter, Kristján Loftsson sending boats...
Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

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

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.