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EU scientific body confirms stronger measures are needed to protect dolphins and porpoises from death in nets

EU scientific body confirms stronger measures are needed to protect dolphins and porpoises from death in nets

The expert body that provides scientific advice to the European Commission on the management of fisheries has confirmed that stronger measures are needed to protect common dolphins in the Bay of Biscay and Baltic Proper harbour porpoises. An evaluation by the EU’s Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) backs up concerns from a number organisations…

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Can space technology tell us how many whales there are?

One of the world’s leading professional services firms, Deloitte has joined with WDC in a bid to explore how space technology can tell us more about whales, and how to protect them.  This exciting project is part of Deloitte’s Gravity Challenge, a global programme that encourages corporates, entrepreneurs and universities to use innovative space technology to…

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Norway urged to abandon plans to experiment on captured whales

WDC has teamed up with the Animal Welfare Institute and NOAH (Norway’s largest NGO for animals) to urge the Norwegian Food Safety Authority (Mattilsynet) to revoke its approval of a potentially cruel and dangerous experiment on wild minke whales.  The research aims to capture whales off Vestvågøy in the Lofoten area of northern Norway to…

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Mass stranding of over 600 whales in Ghana

Over 600 melon-headed whales and thousands of fish have stranded in southern Ghana. Between April 2nd and 4th, over 600 melon-headed whales and large numbers of different species of fish have washed ashore along the coasts of Axim-Bewire in the Nzema East Municipal district, a district in the Western Region of South Ghana. Melon-headed whales…

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