WDC has helped Solinia, a conservation group in Peru, deliver environmental education events in schools and communities. Solinia has awarded over 3000 certificates to children in the past year.
This week, the last week of January 2015, outdoor sports company Patagonia will be in Washington, D.C.
A year ago, I wrote about concerns that people were beginning to raise about Japanese Government policy and the freedom of the press.
After a few more weeks of observation, the Center for Whale Research (CWR) believes that J16, Slick, is indeed the mother of newest Southern Resident baby J50 – making Slick the oldest orca in this population known to give birth in more than 40 years of research. As an experienced mom, Slick is taking great care of little J50, who already looks a little bigger.
A guest post from David and Brittney Cannamore who are caretaking OrcaLab for Paul and Helena for the winter with the help of their cat, Porter, and rabbit, Penny. They’re spending their days scanning for transients, roaming in the woods, and keeping the wood stove roaring. Originally from Alaska, they’re enjoying the “warm” British Columbia winter.
At a meeting in Hobart, Australia last year a golden opportunity was once again thrown away to afford the Ross Sea meaningful, permanent protection from the ever increasing influence of man in that region - particularly through overfishing. This was the fourth time that the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (CCAMLR
A seriously injured dolphin has been spotted swimming in the waters off Lantau Island, Hong Kong. The individual is thought to have been struck by the propellor of an outboard engine and the resulting injuries are painful even to look at let alone for the dolphin itself. Deep gashes run the length of the dolphin's body with the tail fluke almost completely severed from the rest of the body.
Earlier this week the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team met in person for the first time since 2012. This team of 60 members consists of scientists, conservationists, state officials, and members of the fishing industry hailing from all over the East Coast of the US. WDC has held a seat on this federally appointed team for over 10 years, but this was my personal first time attending the meeting, and it was an eventful meeting to witness!