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The IWC breaks for lunch whilst Greenland tells the IWC that it won't stop serving whale meat for lunch to tourists

Greenland seems pretty angry at the WDCS and AWI investigations into their abuse of the ASW quota that they received last time. They state, That the authorities of Greenland hadn’t been contacted for this research (afraid it would not have done us any good to have told them we were looking at their commercialization) That…

US and Russia act as cover for St. Vincent ASW proposal

The last subject to be introduced in yesterday’s meeting was the ASW quota proposal for the US, Russian Federation and St Vincent and the Grenadines. The proposal was presented by the USA. There have been discussions around the meeting about the fact that these three quotas were presented together: nobody doubts that Alaskan and Russian…

A Happy Return To/For The Blue … !

On the day that the 64th annual IWC meeting starts in Panama there is some good news surrounding one of the ocean’s giants. Normally when an animal the size of a blue whale strands, people scratch their heads and say not much can be done to save it, but when exactly this happened in the…

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You too can be a part of Japanese whaling!

It seems that the hard-pressed Japanese Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) needs your support. As a ‘research organisation’ they would like corporate donors at US$125, and individual donors at US$25, to support them in trying to ‘understand’ more about whales. You’ll get a newsletter and also a plate full of the best cuts of whale…

Back To My Dolphins…

Hi Everyone, I have had a bit of a short working week (down on the beach that is) as I have been down to WDCS Head Office for meetings and other stuff. Friday and Saturday of this week have been grey, damp and not brilliant for photos but at least there have been a few…

IWC blog is on our new test site

Dear all,If you want to follow our blog from the IWC 2012 please link here to our new test site where we are publishing from the meeting in Panama, https://dev.wdcs.org/en/iwc-2012 best wishes Chris Recent postsGreenland, statistics and the politics of Denmark’s claimsWDCS Asks Tour Operators Not To Promote The Consumption Of Whale MeatWhat will happen…