WDC is delighted to announce that long-term supporter, James Schall, VP of Digital Business at SEGA Europe, has been appointed as a WDC ambassador with a focus on helping to support WDC’s ongoing work with the video games industry.
Researchers from Murdoch University working off the coast of Western Australia have been analysing how and why dolphins shake and throw some prey before eating it.
In the case of octopus, the study revealed that the technique used by the dolphins swimming off the Bunbury coast can be adopted for any dangerous meal.
In October 2016, WDC and Care2 represented almost 270,000 EU citizens when we submitted a petition to the European Parliament. The petition called on the EU to raise the issue of whaling in its trade negotiations with Japan and to say ‘no’ to a Free Trade Agreement while Japan kills whales.
A study by the International Fund for Animal Welfare had produced a new estimate for the number of sperm whales living in the Mediterranean Sea.
Published by the International Whaling Commission, the research produced a figure of 1678 whales in the western part of the sea and 164 in the eastern region, giving a total of 1842 sperm whales.
A new report published by The Royal Society looks at the reasons behind how modern day whales evolved to be so much bigger than their ancestors.
A newborn Commerson's dolphin calf has died at SeaWorld's Aquatica water park in Orlando just minutes after being born.
The recently released Japanese “Red List of Marine Creatures” has been criticized by some experts for the lack of protection it provides for whales and dolphins.
The Japanese Fisheries Agency and Ministry of the Environment compile the list, which is Japan’s own version of the International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List - the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of different species.
Congressman Matt Gaetz, a Republican representative from Florida, has put forward a resolution in the US House of Representatives calling for an end to Japanese whaling.
In a speech last month he praised Australia for the stance it had taken on the issue and said it was time for the US to now act. He highlighted the issue of Japan hunting whales in Antarctica for commercial purposes under the guise of scientific whaling.
Mr Gaetz wants to see the issue discussed as part of trade negotiations with Japan and will raise it with President Trump as soon as possible.
According to reports from Japan, two new species have been added to the list of those already allowed to be killed, and captured by fishermen in Taiji for use in captivity shows.