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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...

Another pod of Risso’s dolphins hunted in Taiji

After almost two weeks without any dolphin hunts in Japan, a pod of Risso’s dolphins was chased and rounded up by fishermen in Taiji on January 5th.  

All 16 individuals were then slaughtered in the cove used by the fishermen to kill the dolphins. Risso’s dolphins have been the hardest hit this drive hunt season, with 150 individuals killed thus far. Of 2,173 dolphins that are allowed to be killed under this season’s hunt quota, at least 296 dolphins from various species have been killed and 90 taken alive into captivity so far. Pilot whales, striped and bottlenose dolphins have also been killed or taken alive into captivity.

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About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.