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Saving North Atlantic right whale habitats means saving the whales – Part 2

With only about 500 individuals the North Atlantic right whale remains on the endangered species list, even though there has been no whaling of this species since the mid-1900s. This was the first whale to be caught commercially, initially by the Basques beginning in the 11th Century. At least 5,500 right whales, and possibly twice…

Saving North Atlantic right whale habitats means saving the whales

PART 2  With only about 500 individuals, the North Atlantic right whale remains on the endangered species list, even though there has been no whaling of this species since the mid-1900s. This was the first whale to be caught commercially, initially by the Basques beginning in the 11th Century. At least 5,500 right whales, and…

We Have Dolphins…At Long Last !

Hi Everyone, I had a good but VERY cold, grey morning at Chanonry Point with my buddy Alan – some of our local Bottlenose dolphins were about for the first time in any numbers this year including adoption dolphins Mischief and Sundance. Great to see them – about 8 dolphins in and around Fortrose Bay…

Nobody Here But Us Gulls…

Hi Everyone, I went chasing off after two big adult dolphins that I spotted near Kilmuir just beyond North Kessock heading for Fortrose this morning but, as happens more often than not – the dolphins melted away into the blue sea and all I was left with at Rosemarkie was some big waves and gulls…

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Virgin clarifies its Pledge bringing an end to wild captures even closer

For those of us involved in the stakeholder process initiated by Virgin to address whales and dolphins in captivity, and the role of tourism in their global protection, it was not immediately clear the extent and reach of the Pledge that resulted from this process. The Pledge essentially says that Virgin will no longer conduct business with…

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Celebrating 10 Years of Successful Amazon River Dolphin Conservation!

2015; IT’S TIME TO CELEBRATE NATUTAMA’S 10TH ANNIVERSARY! And there is much to celebrate! Natutama, founded with WDC help in 2005, is ten years old. The Natutama team have worked successfully together with local communities to protect wildlife and the surrounding environment of Puerto Narino in the heart of the Colombian Amazon.  Together they have…