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The Power of One: Hope for Haiti

  Our involvement with Haiti started from a vision inspired by Ms. Jamie Aquino, an educator in Florida who, motivated by both the Haitian community and marine environment that surrounds her, collaborated with WDC to develop an outreach program to connect her students with youth in Haiti.  With a focus on supporting local communities within…

When making money out of whaling is legal under EU rules

Within the European Union it’s strictly against the law to harm a whale or dolphin. This means that it’s highly illegal to go whaling. However, there appears to be nothing to stop ports and shipping companies making money out of helping to ship whale meat from non-IWC sanctioned hunts, through EU ports and on to…

What future for Scotland’s whales and dolphins?

You can help the Scottish government decide what the future might look like! This summer the Scottish government are giving you the opportunity to tell them what you think about their proposed marine protected area (MPA) network. Whales and dolphins are STILL not included in the current MPAs – although they haven’t been ruled out…

Whales: ‘interchangeable parts of the species machine’?

If you read nothing else this week, read this fantastic article by Brandon Keim on ‘Being a Sandpiper’. Keim explores some of the history and effects of taxonomy and behaviourism and how these have shaped modern perspectives on other species.

Who profits from whaling?

It’s illegal to import and export whale meat through the EU, and quite rightly so. So it must be illegal for EU countries and companies to profit from the movement of whale meat from Iceland to Japan also? Apparently not. As we noted last night, WDC is closely monitoring the movements of the Cosco Pride, which…

A Magical Seabed Safari

  Journalist Hans Peter Roth shares his final blog from his recent trip to the Faroe Islands. 12 hours before I did not even dream of it. Now I am in a beautiful little cove in Hoyvík near the capital Tórshavn. On top the sun comes out of the clouds. The night before I’d met…