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Our last chance to get the EU to save the whales

Two years ago, we launched our campaign calling on the EU to make whaling a deal breaker in its trade negotiations with Japan. Our reasoning is simple: having a political and economic powerhouse like the EU clearly signal that the flouting of international agreements and the senseless slaughter of whales is a danger to making…

Our last chance to get the EU to save the whales

TAKE ACTION – SIGN OUR LETTER TO BERND LANGE NOW. YOU CAN MAKE THE DIFFERENCE. Two years ago, we launched our campaign calling on the EU to make whaling a deal breaker in its trade negotiations with Japan. Our reasoning is simple: having a political and economic powerhouse like the EU clearly signal that the…

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Bevis Watts, UK Managing Director of Triodos bank, speaks to WDC about his passion for the ocean

Triodos Bank support Whale and Dolphin Conservation by donating £40 whenever a new customer opens a current or savings account, their balance reaches £100 and WDC is selected as their chosen charity.* We caught up with Bevis Watts, UK Managing Director at Triodos, about his love of diving, his passion for the ocean and why…

The Sun Voyager sculpture, or Sólfar, on the waterfront in Reykjavik.

Iceland: A new dawn for whales and dolphins?

Will 2018 be the year that I can finally visit beautiful Iceland purely as a tourist, rather than a campaigner? Maybe it’s not surprising that this fabled ‘land of fire and ice’ should offer visitors a host of contradictions, but the juxtaposition of whale watching and whale hunting in the same waters is surely one…

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Can we have some dolphins please?

It has been unusually quiet for dolphin sightings around the Inner Moray Firth over the festive holiday period and I was hoping that by this stage in January that I would have something to tell you and maybe even a photo or two to show but no luck so far I’m afraid. There have been…

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European Parliament passes up opportunity to improve dolphin and porpoise protection

The whole of the European Parliament (751 MEPs) voted yesterday on new conservation measures for fisheries in EU waters. This included rules covering the accidental entanglement (or ‘bycatch’) of dolphins and porpoises. I’d like to say a massive ‘thank you’ if you took part in our action last week and emailed your MEPs to ask…