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Korean domestic opposition rises against the Government's announcement

It appears that the Korean Government may have misjudged the feeling of the Korean people when it comes to whales. Yes, the legalising of net whaling ‘accidents’ has given cover for illegal whaling to feed the demands of the restaurants of Ulsan, but the rest of the country seems a little slower to celebrate the…

Common Dolphins & Kessock Invasion !

Hi Everyone, Susan and I spent a great two hours out on the water with my friend and marine biologist Ian French from Gairloch Marine Wildlife Centre & Cruises on Friday and thankfully the weather forecast was wrong and we had lovely weather to help us enjoy over 60 Common dolphins, some of which came…

Prism Drives Scoopy Loopy !

Hi Everyone, Yesterday was horrible at Chanonry – damp, windy, terrible light…you know the story BUT Moonlight and her son were there, as were Rainbow and Mischief so it was great to catch up with them. Today was a good bit better as far as conditions and actual dynamic activity went with Prism coming in…

Keep uptodate with news from the IWC

Remember that we are blogging on our test site from the IWC Link here Denmark talks of killing whales with baseball bats

Denmark talks of killing whales with 'baseball bats'

The most scary comments must come from the Danish delegation in their defence of the practice of feeding tourists with whales meant for aboriginal people. As reported by Radio Netherlands Worldwide, Denmark’s envoy Ole Samsing said that Greenland had a longstanding “non-racial” policy of not prohibiting ethnic groups from eating whale. He also rejected charges…

The EU Commission admits WDCS is right but throws up a procedural block to doing the right thing

After two and half years of campaigning on the issue of voting as a block at the IWC, the EU Commission finally agreed with WDCS that our interpretation of the rules was correct. Hurrah! WDCS should be celebrating all the good work done in partnership with Sandy Luk of Client Earth who have gone out…