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Third orca death in 18 months at theme park

Loro Parque tourist attraction in Tenerife, Spain has announced the death of Kohana, a 20-year-old...

WDC’s Shorewatch work shortlisted for nature award

We are thrilled that our Shorewatch programme has been shortlisted in the Citizen Science category...
Image from one of the WDC Risso's dolphin research catalogues

Local community helps piece together Risso’s dolphin puzzle

Thousands of photographs from members of the public have been published today in two WDC...

Tesco joins new initiative to help protect whales and dolphins

Tesco, the UK's largest retailer has joined WDC, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), and the Royal Society...

Shipping giant COSCO bans transport of whale and dolphin products

Worldwide shipping company, COSCO has announced that it will no longer transport whale meat or related products on its vessels.

The global container shipping giant also stated that it will not carry shark fin related products either and will adopt stricter monitoring and regulation to ensure this policy is carried out.  

COSCO has immediately ceased all bookings and shipments of dolphin, shark, and whale related products and said that it is ‘committed to…protect the environment in order to fulfil its social responsibilities.’ 

The news is a further blow to the whaling industry and comes just as reports have surfaced about a  possible attempt  to ship whale meat from Iceland to Japan.