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Graceful on Sunday: disgraceful Monday

  This male fin whale was alive on Sunday. On Monday, Icelandic whalers’ harpoons ended his life. His death was almost certainly both agonising and lingering. It was definitely unnecessary. THIS is why we need you to support our campaign to stop this, once and for all. See our news story .    

NOAA needs to hear from us all …

Please help make the Right Whale Ship Strike Rule permanent!  Join me in letting NOAA know that we need them to protect right whales!  SUBMIT YOUR COMMENT TO NOAA to tell the government why making the ship strike rule permanent is important to you. PLease submit your comment before 11:59 EST on August 6th. NOAA has…

Philip Hoare laments the slaughter of leviathan

Eloquent article in The Guardian by writer, broadcaster and WDC Ambassador, Philip Hoare, decrying whaling in Iceland – and in particular the resumption of fin whaling after a three year hiatus.  Ironically, his piece was published yesterday, the day the first fin whale of the season was killed off Iceland.  As I write, the Hvalur 8 is making its way…

Must the show go on? Loro Parque loses an orca

It is with great sadness that WDC learns about the death of the ten-month old orca known as Vicky at Loro Parque in Tenerife, Spain. This poor orca never really stood a chance. I saw her at Loro Parque last September when she was just one month old. I was there to check up on…

Few cheer as Icelandic fin whalers embark on their bloody mission

  Late last night, I sat at my kitchen table monitoring Icelandic vessel traffic online – a vigil made somewhat less lonely by the knowledge that my counterpart in the US, whaling campaigner Kate O’Connell, was doing the exact same thing.  Despite Kristjan Loftsson’s recent assertions that he would resume fin whaling this year after…

Mark Peter Simmonds receives OBE in Queen's Honours List 2013

It’s with great pleasure that we report that Mark Simmonds has been awarded the Order of British Empire (OBE) ‘for services to environmental science and marine mammal conservation’. Mark served as International Director of Science for WDC for some 17 years and all at WDC pass on their congratulations for this well deserved recognition. Not…