Skip to content

Vanessa Williams-Grey

Policy manager - Stop Whaling and Responsible Whale Watching

Recents Posts

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…

Read More

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.…

Read More

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,…

Read More

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…

Read More

‘What do we want? TO SAVE THE WHALES! When do we want it? NOW!’

By Vanessa Williams-Grey / 29th January 2019

Last Saturday, I marched shoulder to shoulder with WDC colleagues as we braved the January cold to protest in central London with hundreds of like-minded…

Read More

Think twice before booking a luxury ‘snorkel with whales’ safari

By Vanessa Williams-Grey / 11th October 2018

Daydreaming about escaping the British winter for sunshine and adventure? If so, you are far from alone! Inevitably, as the nights draw in, many of…

Read More