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Indigenous community in Norway seek permission to hunt dolphins

A new proposal to hunt dolphins and harbour porpoise put forward by the indigenous Sami people of northern Norway, has been endorsed by the representative Sami parliament. The Sami parliament, which oversees the Sami populations in Norway, northern Finland, parts of Russia and Sweden, unanimously endorsed the proposal and will now take their request to…

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Fin whales controversially taken off endangered list

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), a global body working on nature conservation and sustainable use of natural resources has down-listed fin whales from ‘endangered’ to ‘vulnerable’ in its latest review.  Established in 1964, the IUCN is considered the global authority on the status of the world’s species and, whilst WDC believes any…

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Iceland shipment to Japan could contain meat from rare hybrid whales

WDC, along with a number of conservation and animal protection organisations, is calling on the Japanese government to prove that a shipment of Icelandic whale products that arrived in Ishinomaki, Japan, on November 14th does not include illegally imported meat from hybrid blue-fin whales.  The Icelandic Hvalur whaling company has slaughtered 145 endangered fin whales…

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New UK report calls for action on animal welfare after Brexit

A new report backed by WDC has been released today calling on the UK Government to turn words into action when it comes to the welfare of whales, dolphins and many other creatures. ‘Brexit – getting the best deal for animals’ is supported by 41 of the UK’s best-known animal welfare charities who have joined…

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