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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,...

Obama Administration acknowledges that Iceland’s whaling is not acceptable or sustainable

Yesterday, the Obama Administration acknowledged that Iceland’s whaling is not acceptable or sustainable.  While falling short of issuing economic sanctions from the US government, Iceland’s whaling company is already feeling economic pressure from consumers.   Highliner Seafoods, one of North America’s largest seafood distributors, recently pledged that it will not purchase seafood products from any company associated with whaling in Iceland.  At the same time, WDC continues to track a shipment of FOUR MILLION POUNDS of whale meat from Iceland. 

Given that Iceland has a thriving whale watching industry, and other Icelandic fishing groups have indicated they are not interested in commercial whaling, it is unfortunate that the arrogance of one man not only sacrifices the lives of endangered fin whales, but holds his own country hostage as a result of a senseless slaughter. 

Thanks to all who have provided funding to our anti-whaling campaign which is only possible as a result of your generosity. To help support our efforts please go to http://adopt-us.whales.org/

About Regina Asmutis-silvia

Executive director - WDC North America