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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

We know that whales, dolphins and porpoises are amazing beings with complex social and family...
Black Sea common dolphins © Elena Gladilina

The dolphin and porpoise casualties of the war in Ukraine

Rare, threatened subspecies of dolphins and porpoises live in the Black Sea along Ukraine's coast....
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...
Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

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,...

ICJ results on whaling court case to be released on 31st March 2014

You can follow the results live in the Storyfy module below, or live here

When Australia took Japan to Court for it’s abuses of Article VIII whaling (so called ‘scientific whaling’) few of us could have imagined the debate that would ensue at the ICJ.

What provided to be a highly enlightening debate revolved around what was the definition of science, and whether Japan was actually using Artcile VIII of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW) to carry out real science as envisaged by the original drafters of the ICRW, or whether it was being abused as a cover (a light cover at that) for commercial whaling for which Japan has no objection.

How the Court resolved the legal questions will be revealed tomorrow, and WDC will bring you the results as soon as we have digested them.

You can follow the evolving nature of the case below.

[<a href=”//storify.com/ButlerStroud/japan-s-whaling-on-trial” target=”_blank”>View the story “Japan’s whaling on trial” on Storify</a>]