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Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we're working hard to bring whales and the ocean into...
Humpback whale underwater

Climate giants – how whales can help save the world

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Black Sea common dolphins © Elena Gladilina

The dolphin and porpoise casualties of the war in Ukraine

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WDC's Ed Fox, Chris Butler-Stroud and Carla Boreham take a message from the ocean to parliament

Taking a message from the ocean to parliament

It's a sad fact that whales and dolphins don't vote in human elections, but I...
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The whale trappers are back with their cruel experiment

Anyone walking past my window might have heard my groan of disbelief at the news...
Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and...
Tokitae in captivity

Talking to TUI – will they stop supporting whale and dolphin captivity?

Last Thursday I travelled to Berlin for a long-anticipated meeting with TUI senior executives. I...

Earth Day Q&A with Waipapa Bay Wines’ marketing director, Fran Draper

We've been partnered with Waipapa Bay Wines since 2019 so for this year's Earth Day,...

New York Times stands up for whales

Its good to see the press are still ready to question commercial whaling.

Part of the strategy of Icelandic whalers has been to target tourists, but it seems that the Editorial Board of the New York Times are ready to stand up for whales both in Iceland and closer to home in the USA, Hawaii.

On the issue of Iceland the Times says, ‘The nonwhaling nations — the United States and rest of the world, that is — must protest this new hunt’.

It seems that fisherman off Hawaii have called for Humpback whales to be delisted on the US Endangered Species Act. One has to ask why?

The New York times believes its because the fishermen want to roll back the endangered species laws in case they are applied to their fish at some stage. The Times says, ‘Their plea has less to do with the humpbacks than with limiting the reach of the endangered species laws. But as we’ve learned, there is no such thing as too much protection for a recovering species. Whales of every species need all the protection they can get. ‘