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Norway For Whales

We’re inspiring a wave of change in Norway to end the world’s largest whale hunt

Lottie Pearson Lottie is WDC’s stop whaling campaigner. She works to end whaling in Norway, Iceland, the Faroe Islands and Greenland. VIEW ALL LOTTIE’S BLOGS Right now, Norwegian hunters are at sea with permission to kill up to 1157 whales. Decades of foreign condemnation have not ended these hunts because change must come from within…

Emma Steel watching from land in snowy

Beyond the frost: Shorewatch volunteers rise to our three-year winter watching challenge

Understanding more about the whales, dolphins and porpoises who live around our coast is essential if we want to protect them. But to truly unravel their mysteries, we need to have eyes on them all year round. And we can’t do that alone. Even in the unpredictable Scottish winter, our Shorewatch volunteers brave the rain, frost, and snow to gather the data we need.

El Salvador whale watching workshop

Empowering communities through responsible whale watching

Miguel Iñíguez Miguel is WDC’s research fellow based in Argentina. Seeing whales and dolphins in the wild can be an unforgettable experience that benefits everyone involved: the watchers, the tour operators, the local communities and, of course, the whales and dolphins. But it must be conducted responsibly. I’ve been working with whale watch operators in…

Busy Japanese city

WDC in Japan – Part 6: Lessons learnt

I spent three weeks of travelling around Japan to find allies and get an up-to-date impression of Japanese whaling, and my experiences and conversations I had have given me a better understanding of why whales and dolphins are still being killed today and what we need to do to end the hunts. It’s not going to be easy but, with the right approach, I believe it’s possible.

Help Michelin change the course

We’re working with Michelin to take whales off the menu

As we prepared to launch our Change The Course campaign, urging Michelin to stop endorsing restaurants that serve whale meat, we had an early breakthrough. Senior Michelin staff travelled from Paris to London to meet us, and following on from our constructive meetings, they are keen to work with us. Now, we need you to show them that the public supports their willingness to improve global food chain security in the restaurant industry.

Baird's beaked whale © Robert Pitman

Beaked whales have culture, too

Over the past decade, the world of whale and dolphin culture has been a hot topic for scientists. They’ve been exploring how these magnificent beings share unique behaviours with one another. While the spotlight has often shone on well-known species like humpbacks and orcas, we’re now uncovering, that a lesser-known group, the beaked whales, have unique cultures, too.