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How your restaurant order can save whales!

How your restaurant order can save whales!

We are fortunate to have A-level student, Xavier Tobin, working with us as a volunteer with the Stop Whaling team. Here, Xavier introduces some new resources which ask visitors to whaling regions not to be tempted to eat whale meat or purchase whale products during their stay. I am currently working with WDC (Whale and…

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Day Two of IWC 2016

This is meant as a brief update on progress and hurdles this morning at IWC66 in Slovenia. We shall update when we get another gap between sessions. IWC66/09 South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary The day started badly for the whales when the Schedule Amendment that would have established the South Atlantic Sanctuary (#SAWS) was defeated with…

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Denmark: Wanting their whale and eating it

So Denmark has submitted its opening statement to the IWC and I guess the question is, have they learned their lesson since the last meeting? One reading of the statement would suggest that Denmark wants to ‘have their cake’, and, as the old saying goes, quite literally, ‘eat it’. I asked in a previous post…

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A Kingdom divided

It seems that whilst Denmark has been doing its utmost within the EU to pander to its overseas territories in Greenland and the Faroe Islands, the Danish citizens of these two distant lands are not so grateful.  The Arctic Journal (20th October 2016) reports that Greenland and the Faroes are demanding that Denmark, their representative…

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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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Under the radar

It is shocking enough to hear that this year’s IWC meeting has given permission for Greenland to annually kill nearly 200 whales – including humpback and bowhead whales – for the next four years but there is another gruesome activity that doesn’t apparently require any international discussion, agreement or quota – the brutal killing of…

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