WDC has reported on the growing number of incidents of dolphin vandalism in the Gulf of Mexico over the past several years, and has even offered rewards to encourage the public to help identify the perpetrators of these crimes.
We are deeply saddened to hear that Mark Berman of Earth Island Institute in the United States has passed away. Mark was a very dedicated and committed dolphin conservationist who many of us at WDC had the pleasure of working with over the years.
Fishing activities involving pelagic trawling and static net fisheries may be incidentally killing more common dolphins than their populations can sustain in European waters. Despite being shocking, this is not new news.
Has Japan finally accepted that the International Court of Justice’s (ICJ) 2014 ruling applies to all its scientific whaling and not just the slaughter of whales in the Antarctic?
Part 2 of our Q&A with Dr. Giles, research director of the Center for Whale Research on San Juan Island, Washington, focuses on the research conducted by the CWR and what they’ve seen in 40 years of studying the Southern Residents.
April 6, 2016: A win for the endangered orcas
After nearly a decade of negotiations and multiple efforts to have legislation passed by Congress, PacifiCorp, the company that owns four dams on the Klamath River of Oregon and California, has signed an agreement to remove the four Klamath River dams by 2020!
Dr. DA Giles is the research director for the Center for Whale Research (CWR), now in its 40th year of studying the Southern Resident orca population. In the first of a two-part Q&A packed with information about this unique community, she covers the history of the Southern Residents and where the population stands now.