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Hi Mischief – Hi Sundance !

Hi Everyone, I had an unexpected trip out in a friends lovely yacht yesterday and although the weather turned very cold and rough I was granted an audience with both Mischief, and for the first time this year, Sundance. Both big dolphins broke away from the group that they were in and came right over…

Japan and the reporting of whaling

Firstly I have to say this is blog is definitely my own opinion and not that of WDC, but I wanted to share it with you as I think it’s a matter of debate that is relevant to the whaling issue and indeed, the future path of Japan on a number of issues. The Japanese…

Whale meat on sale at Berlin Green Week Fair

Green Week whale meat fiasco causes red faces

It’s not often that whaling campaigners are left momentarily speechless –we’re too used to dealing with the unimaginable and standing up for the rights of those that have no voice – but events at this week’s Green Week fair in Germany left us open-mouthed and left others, some in high places, with egg on their…

Italian Government joins others in condemning Taiji dolphin hunt

It seems that Italy has now joined the growing number of nations stepping up to condemn the Japanese dolphin hunts. Gazzeta del Sud reports that ‘Italy has formally raised concerns over a controversial dolphin hunt in Japan’s Bay of Taiji, urging officials to “reconsider” the event. Italian Ambassador in Tokyo Domenico Giorgi sent his message,…

SEA LIFE Marine Conservation Trust (SLMCT) Condemns the Dolphin Drive Hunts

The SEA LIFE Marine Conservation Trust (SLMCT), a registered charity established in 2013 to raise awareness of issues affecting the world’s marine life, issued the following statement condemning the dolphin drive hunts in Taiji, Japan: “In light of the ongoing dolphin drive hunt season in Taiji, Japan, the SEA LIFE Marine Conservation Trust (SLMCT) – the…

New species of river dolphin

How did we miss an entirely new species of river dolphin?

The newly discovered Araguaian Boto of Brazil is a rare and special dolphin indeed!  Sadly it is also in trouble and urgent conservation action is required to secure its future.  All river dolphins are vulnerable and need much greater protection than they currently enjoy. But Araguaian Botos are amongst the most endangered because they are…