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WDC responds to recent publication

A recent essay published by Dr. Michael Moore in ICES Journal of Marine Science, chronicles the horrendous suffering experienced by large whales which become entangled in fishing gear.  The graphic image of a dead critically endangered North Atlantic right whale that was “dissected” by gillnet gear while it was still alive, is horrific.  But the…

The Most Important Valentine You’ll Send This Year

This year, I am adding a very special recipient to my Valentine’s list: the North Atlantic right whale. Instead of chocolate, I am sending a much more important message: human interest does not trump their right to survive. SIGN TODAY – RIGHT WHALES URGENTLY NEED OUR HELP AGAIN Over the last several decades, the number…

Fighting for Dolphins and Due Process in the Bahamas

In our continuing fight to stop the proliferation of captive dolphin facilities in the Caribbean, we often support the grassroots efforts of individuals and organizations that are on the ground and on the front lines of confronting captive facility proposals and their proponents. The Caribbean is generally a battle zone for efforts to oppose new…

An eye high in the sky …?

Scientists have recently advanced a method for counting whales from space. Until now, to count whales, you either had to be working from land – which could limit the distance you can survey, a boat – which could disturb the whales, an airplane – which can be dangerous and disturb the whales or more recently…

Happy Valentines Day !

Feb 12 14 Regina blog

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder… and the stomachs of unsuspecting wildlife

As Valentine’s Day is approaching and couples primp for their special date night, are they doing so at the expense of our environment?  From facial cleansers to toothpaste, abrasives are prevalent in “beauty” items to exfoliate and ensure that we are putting our best face forward.  But what makes these products feel coarse to the…