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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...

Faroese hunts cause tour operators to rethink trips to the country

The continuing brutal pilot whale hunts in the Faroes have reportedly prompted German shipping giant Hapag Lloyd, which operates luxury cruises that dock in the Faroe Islands, to issue an open letter to the country’s prime minister, Kaj Leo Johannesen, calling for an end to the controversial slaughter.

In the letter, the company’s chief executive, Karl J Pojer wrote: “We protect what fascinates us — that is why our company and our guests have a strong wish to stop the whaling on the Faroe Islands and to create a dialogue with you.”

Recently, cruise line, AIDA issued a similar letter to the Faroese government. The withdrawal from the Faroes by tour operators of this size would have a very damaging effect on the Faroese economy and could force and end to the hunts.