WDCS is beginning our second year of research in the Turks and Caicos and with this second year, we are expanding our research to cover a larger area for a greater time and expanding our activities. This expansion is in large part possible due to a generous grant from Change Happens Foundation.
Our congratulations go out to the Costa Rican President Oscar Arias and the people of Costa Rica for making a strong statement against all cetacean hunts.
Many years ago, when I first joined WDCS, I traveled to Japan to meet the proponents of whaling to try and understand what motivated Japanese people to continue this practice. What I found was surprising and rather awkward in some ways.
Welcome to what I hope will be a regular column for WDCS staff and colleagues to talk and chat about what's going on at WDCS and in the world of whale and dolphin conservation.