Before we jump into this episode, we want to extend a huge thank you to all who added their voice to the critical habitat campaign!
WDC is working with Rafael da Silva Rocha, of the Brazilian Public Prosecution Service, and other partners in Brazil to stop the brutal slaughter of Amazon River dolphins, known locally as 'botos'. Thank you to everyone who signed our letter of support to Rafael.
Date: March 24th 2015
Country: Sri Lanka.
Location: 8°35’12.10”N 79° 32’ 11.84” E
We are one giant step closer to better protection of porpoises through the designation of UK harbour porpoise Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), a special type of marine protected area required under European law.
Recently, Japanese media have reported the ending of Japan's widely-announced, large-scale non-lethal scientific survey, conducted in the Southern Ocean during February 2015. Their stated aim was the estimation of “whale resource” numbers.
This blog could equally have been titled ‘sperm whales, spinner dolphins and serendipity’!
We wanted to share some of the highlights (and low points) of the 29th European Cetacean Society conference that WDC participated in this week.