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A dolphin trapped in a fishing net

Study raises concern about methods used to stop dolphins being caught in nets

Dolphins and porpoises continue to die in huge numbers in fishing gear but even some...
Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first...

Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

With the very real prospect of Iceland's only fin whale hunter, Kristján Loftsson sending boats...
Humpback whale underwater

Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

A humpback whale and her calf have managed to escape after becoming entangled in a...

UK wildlife under threat as government considers scrapping police investigation team

Doubts remain over the future of the UK’s wildlife crime investigation team that could be shut down due to Government funding cuts.

The National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) supports the UK’s police forces in tackling wildlife crimes, but animals will be at greater risk of harm if it is scrapped.

The team costs just £427,000 a year to run but government officials have refused to guarantee the unit’s future.

Previously, wildlife policing teams have helped WDC investigate incidents of dolphin harassment by boats and jet skis, and dealt with cases involving the illegal possession and trade in whale teeth and bones.

 Boat harassing dolphins in Moray Firth