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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...
Long-finned pilot whale

Fishermen in Norway eat pilot whale after entanglement in net

According to local reports, fishermen in Norway ate meat from a long-finned pilot whale after...

New UK marine protected sites for harbour porpoises submitted to Europe!

Following years of campaigning, WDC is over the moon that the English and Welsh Harbour Porpoise Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) have been submitted to the European Commission. These sites are now designated for management purposes, and WDC looks forward to taking part in productive discussions towards robust management measures of activities that take place within them, to ensure that those activities are fit for purpose and not impact porpoises.

Thank you to more than 8500 of you who contributed to the consultation and supported these sites and our efforts.

This latest success comes after Scotland announced the creation of its first Conservation Area for porpoises in September.

More on why harbour porpoises in the UK need protection.

About George Berry

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