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UN wildlife summit agrees steps to protect homes for whales and dolphins

Conserving Migratory Species

Some species of whales and dolphins can migrate many thousands of miles, travelling through the national waters of a number of different countries to get to their destinations. Others can live their lives more locally in the national waters of more than one country – take for example a dolphin in the Mediterranean Sea, in…

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A Holistic Approach to Conservation and Protection

It was with huge pleasure that I was able to take up the invitation of ASCOBANS (Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans in the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas) to deliver the Keynote Speech to the 2016 Meeting of the Parties in Helsinki, Finland (29th August – 1st September). The following…

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Greenland, the EU, and who owns the North Pole?

I used to think Father Christmas had the only real claim on the North Pole, but now it seems several countries want to usurp the old gentleman of his home. Over the last few years WDC has been campaigning on the issue of Greenlandic whaling abuses. Regular readers will know that we have kept this…

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WDC welcomes new international commitment to end live capture of whales and dolphins from the wild

WDC is delighted by today’s news from the latest Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) meeting that a resolution addressing the cruel capture of whales and dolphins from the wild (for commercial use in aquaria and theme parks) has been adopted. CMS is a United Nations backed treaty that aims to protect wildlife and habitats around the globe, and…

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