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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...
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Las Vegas dolphin facility to close

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas is to permanently close....

WDC citizen science project nominated for Scottish nature award

The success of WDC's Shorewatch programme was acknowledged recently after being nominated in the Citizen...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

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