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More help for entangled whales thanks to project funding

A project to stop whale entanglement in fishing gear has received a huge boost thanks...

Iceland to monitor whale hunt cruelty

Following our call for an investigation into violations of the Icelandic Whaling and Animal Welfare...
Beluga whales in the wild

Beluga whale in River Seine dies after rescue attempt

A beluga whale that became trapped in the River Seine in France has sadly had...
Tilikum, the father of Nakai. © Paul Wigmore

Orca Nakai dies at SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego has announced the death of the orca Nakai. The 20-year-old male orca...

First minke whales of the season killed off Iceland

Iceland’s minke whaling season opened on 1st May and already two minke whales have been killed. Gunnar Bergmann Jonsson, owner of the minke whaling company, Hrafnreydur ehf, commented that “The strategy is to reach 50 now”.

Last year, 35 minke whales were killed and Iceland has awarded itself a quota of 229 minke whales this season. The hunts take place despite INCREASING global condemnation and strong protests from the lucrative Icelandic whale watching industry (which makes many times more profit from taking people to view these same whales in Faxafloi Bay and elsewhere in their range); and despite DECLINING demand for minke whale meat, coupled with an apparent – and worrying – decline in minke whale numbers in these waters.

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About Vanessa Williams-Grey

Policy manager - Stop Whaling and Responsible Whale Watching