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Vanessa Williams-Grey

Policy manager - Stop Whaling and Responsible Whale Watching

Recents Posts

How we’re tackling whaling in Norway

By Vanessa Williams-Grey / 3rd March 2020

We’re helping to spearhead a campaign – supported by an international coalition of almost 40 conservation and animal welfare organisations – calling on airlines flying…

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Hope springs eternal for an end to whaling in Iceland

By Vanessa Williams-Grey / 30th January 2020

As January morphs into February, my pleasure at the prospect of lengthening days and the return of spring is normally tempered by a dull gnawing…

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Frozen waste – missed opportunity to address deep concerns over Norway’s ‘snorkel-with-orcas’ tours

By Vanessa Williams-Grey / 12th December 2019

Beats me why anyone would want to snorkel in the deep, dark ice-cold waters off Northern Norway at this time of year. Even the prospect…

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Icelandic fin whales win a reprieve this summer

By Vanessa Williams-Grey / 13th June 2019

I can’t tell you how delighted I am at the news that fin whales will swim in peace off Iceland – this summer at least.…

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Paradise lost? Extraordinary encounters with sperm whales

By Vanessa Williams-Grey / 17th April 2019

A magical sperm whale encounter One morning back in 2015,  in an ocean devoid of other vessels for at least a mile in every direction,…

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Is Iceland’s old boys’ network responsible for killing whales?

By Vanessa Williams-Grey / 14th March 2019

There’s much anger in Iceland following the recent decision to renew whaling quotas – a decision which could see more than two thousand fin and…

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