WDC’s North American office is located in Plymouth, MA, one of the communities hard hit by this week’s blizzard-hurricane, named Juno. With nearly three feet (1M) of snow falling within 24 hours and accompanied by hurricane force winds, Massachusetts issued a travel ban to reduce the risk of human casualties and enable the state’s cleaning crews to clear roads.
Right Whales: A Love Story
What makes an animal “lovable”? Images of puppies, pandas and elephants dominate the internet under this subject. Even in the whale world there are many species who are impressive and “personable” (humpbacks, grey whales, most dolphins and porpoises) and make it easy to say “That’s my favorite animal!”. The North Atlantic right whale is seldom included in that group.
I’m delighted to report that Breach, a documentary on Icelandic whaling made by independent LA-based film-maker, Jonny Zwick, will receive its world premiere at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in California, which opens today and runs to February 7th. The film is being shown twice: on Wednesday 28th and Saturday 31st January.
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