Posts Tagged ‘scottishmpa’

WDC joins new project helping to prevent whale and dolphin entanglement in fishing gear

WDC has joined up with other organisations to help with a new research project looking into the problem of marine mammal entanglement in fishing gear in Scottish waters, which has just been launched. The first of its kind in Europe, the Scottish Entanglement Alliance (SEA) brings together fishing industry representatives, researchers and conservation and welfare charities to assess…

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New season looking out for Risso's dolphins

I was on an early morning beach dog walk on Monday, our first day back on the Isle of Lewis this year when I saw a fin slice out of the water in the quiet, still bay in front of our accommodation. I held my breath. Not just any fin, but a Risso’s dolphin! We…

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WDC helping to shape the future for UK dolphins and porpoises

Last week, WDC took part in a two day workshop to help shape a “UK Dolphin and Porpoise Conservation Strategy”. We hope the strategy, once finalised will help to protect these species from bycatch, disturbance, pollution, noise and other pressures, individually as well as collectively. We warmly welcome this initiative, which has developed from an…

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A UK manifesto for whales and dolphins

Ahead of the UK’s general election on 8th June, WDC recommends three achievable and critical steps to directly improve the welfare and protection of whales, dolphins and porpoises in the next Parliament.  These recommendations include the UK continuing to lead international action to end commercial whaling. For decades, the UK has been a leading voice for…

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EU takes action against UK government over failure to protect porpoises

The UK government is to face action by the European court of justice for failing to provide safe habitats for harbour porpoises. The European commission decision comes just days after the announcement that a new conservation area has been set up by the Scottish government to help protect the harbour porpoise off its western coastline. However,…

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Victory for harbour porpoise protection in Scotland

A new conservation area has been set up in waters off the west of Scotland to help protect the harbour porpoise. One of the smallest creatures in the ‘whale and dolphin family’, WDC has been campaigning to get protection for the porpoise for many years because their numbers have been falling due to issues with…

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New Scottish porpoise MPA is great! But more work to be done…

WDC is delighted that the first Scottish harbour porpoise Special Area of Conservation in the Inner Hebrides and the Minches has been designated by Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Roseanna Cunningham. This is a tremendous campaign success for us and we’d like to thank the thousands of WDC supporters who got involved and urged the Scottish…

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