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Holiday Time…

Hi Everyone, I’m nipping off on holiday now for a wee while – taking the camera gear with me as usual and Susan is taking her artists gear – it’s snowing at the moment so hopefully the Cuillin Mountains on the Isle of Skye will be looking good by the time we get there and…

WDC welcomes EU Parliament's continued opposition to Japanese Whaling

Yesterday (25th October 2012), the European Parliament passed a resolution on the development of a a free trade agreement with Japan ( European Parliament resolution of 25 October 2012 on EU trade negotiations with Japan (2012/2711(RSP)). WDC was pleased to note that the resolution, whilst urging the development of the agreement noted that, ‘… the…

Talking beluga – are we missing the point?

Just as a debate is raging in the US about the proposed import of 18 beluga whales for display scientists in the US have published research which they believe shows that the vocalisation of one particular beluga whale in captivity were remarkably close to human speech. Listen to the recording and judge for yourself. This is…

Moby Dick – The Big Read.

Hi Everyone, Just in case you haven’t heard of this on-line project (any proceeds go to WDC) Click on the blue MOBY DICK link and have a listen…I’m reading Chapter 34 today. MOBY DICK

The baiji – the first dolphin to be declared extinct in modern times

We urgently need your help… Many species of whales and dolphins are endangered. The vaquita and Maui dolphin have just a few individuals remaining. We need your support to stop any more whales and dolphins becoming extinct. Thank you. Make a donation today The baiji or Chinese river dolphin, and beautiful Goddess of the Yangtze…

WDC welcomes increase of Marine Protected Areas

It’s good news announced at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meetings in Hyderabad, India (8-19 Oct. 2012) that marine protected areas (MPAs) have shown a 10-fold rise the past decade to cover 2.3% of the surface of the global ocean. OK, it’s only a drop in the world ocean puddle, and the growth is…