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Third orca death in 18 months at theme park

Loro Parque tourist attraction in Tenerife, Spain has announced the death of Kohana, a 20-year-old...

WDC’s Shorewatch work shortlisted for nature award

We are thrilled that our Shorewatch programme has been shortlisted in the Citizen Science category...
Image from one of the WDC Risso's dolphin research catalogues

Local community helps piece together Risso’s dolphin puzzle

Thousands of photographs from members of the public have been published today in two WDC...

Tesco joins new initiative to help protect whales and dolphins

Tesco, the UK's largest retailer has joined WDC, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), and the Royal Society...

Controversial whale meat cargo shipped back to Iceland

Six containers of fin whale meat from Iceland and bound for Japan are now on their way back after being impounded at the port of Hamburg, Germany. The cargo reached Rotterdam on Saturday, aboard a vessel owned by the Evergreen Line, where it was transferred to the Pioneer Bay, owned by transport company, Samskip. It is due to arrive back in the Icelandic capital, Reykjavik in a few days.

Both shipping companies have publicly stated that this will be the last time they handle whale meat. Despite the negative publicity surrounding the shipment, and the declining demand for the meat in Japan, Icelandic whaler, Kristjan Loftsson claimed the return was ‘not the end of the world’.

To-date, Loftsson’s whaling vessels have slaughtered 50 endangered fin whales this season.

 Stop the slaughter of fin whales in Iceland

About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.