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On the anniversary of the massacre of 1,423 dolphins, what’s changed?

Nicola Hodgins

Policy Manager at WDC

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On the anniversary of the massacre of 1,423 dolphins, what’s changed?

By Nicola Hodgins / 12th September 2022

One year ago today, 1,423 Atlantic white-sided dolphins, including mothers with calves and pregnant females, were chased for hours before being slaughtered on a beach…

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Faroes dolphin hunt review – disappointing is an understatement

By Nicola Hodgins / 26th July 2022

I wasn’t alone in hoping that substantial changes would be made as a result of the ‘dolphin hunting review’. This so-called ‘review’ was promised by…

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Faroe Islands – out of sight but not out of mind

By Nicola Hodgins / 7th December 2021

We have been working to end the pilot whale slaughter in the Faroe Islands for many years, but the killing of at least 1,428 Atlantic…

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Remarkable Risso’s dolphins – how we’re studying them to protect them

By Nicola Hodgins / 12th October 2021

And just like that, another season of field research studying remarkable Risso’s dolphins came to a close. We’ve been visiting the Isle of Lewis for…

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Heartbreak and practical action – the horror of the Taiji dolphin hunts and one Japanese activist’s determination

By Nicola Hodgins / 13th April 2021

Back in November, I shared my heartache at the drama unfolding in the waters off Taiji, Japan, where around 25 fishers were undertaking their annual…

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A dolphin researcher’s heartbreak as Risso’s dolphins targeted in brutal hunt

By Nicola Hodgins / 6th November 2020

Without doubt, the life of each individual dolphin matters but for me personally, as someone who studies the remarkable Risso’s dolphin, my heartbreak is that…

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