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Permanent Protections for Areas of the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean from Offshore Drilling


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Permanent Protections for Areas of the Arctic and Atlantic Ocean from Offshore Drilling

By melissa.walker / 21st December 2016

WDC joins US Secretary of Interior Sally Jewel in applauding President Obama’s announcement to withdraw portions of the Atlantic and Arctic Ocean from oil and…

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WDC's Whale SENSE Atlantic Program has Banner Year in 2016

By melissa.walker / 15th December 2016

In 2016, the responsible whale watching program Whale SENSE Atlantic hit two records: the highest number of participants (16) and the most large whale entanglements…

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NMFS’ Designation of Russian Beluga Whales as Depleted Makes Their Import into US Illegal

By melissa.walker / 27th October 2016

Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), The Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), Cetacean Society International (CSI), and Earth Island Institute (EII) lauded the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) today…

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Landmark protections designated for whale habitats thanks to the collaborative efforts of conservationists

By melissa.walker / 15th September 2016

Today’s historic announcement by President Obama to create the first Marine National Monument in the Atlantic Ocean is the second time this year when protections…

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California Bans Orca Captivity and Breeding

By melissa.walker / 13th September 2016

Last month, the California State Assembly overwhelmingly approved a bill to ban captive orca performances and breeding programs and Tuesday California Govenor, Jerry Brown, signed…

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Concerns Over Humpbacks Removed from US Endangered Species List

By melissa.walker / 7th September 2016

Not everyone is celebrating the recent announcement by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) that it will remove federal protections from 9 global populations of humpback whales including humpbacks that feed off the…

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