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A Southern Resident killer whale leaps into the air. The Southern Residents are an endangered population of fish-eating killer whales. Credit: NOAA

Southern Resident Orcas Receive Oregon Endangered Species Protections

February 16, 2024 - Contact: Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, (508) 451-3853, [email protected] Brady...
Pilgrim and her calf in December 2022 © Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken under NOAA permit #20556-01

Critically endangered whale dies due to inaction of Biden administration

Pilgrim and her calf in December 2022 © Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, taken...
© Clearwater Marine Aquarium Research Institute, taken under NOAA permit 24359. Funded by NOAA Fisheries and Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Critically endangered North Atlantic right whale found dead off Georgia’s coast

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#5120 not entangled in July 2021 
© Gine Lonati, University of New Brunswick. Taken under DFO Canada Sara Permit

Entanglement rope of North Atlantic right whale identified

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Whaling Vs. Whale Watching

Iceland Review has conducted interviews with Konrád Eggertsson, a whaler, and Hördur Sigurbjarnarson, running an Icelandic whale watching company, asking them both the same ten questions.

WDCS believes whale watching and whaling are not the comfortable bed-fellows the whalers would have us believe in this interview. In fact, whaling activities are having a hugely detrimental impact upon the whale watch trade: the whale watch boats report encountering far fewer minkes and are finding that this normally friendly species is much harder to approach.

The domestic market for whalemeat remains very small in Iceland and ironically, it is tourists who are inadvertently helping to keep this cruel industry alive: around 35% of the minke whalemeat on sale last year was consumed by tourists, believing it to be a ‘traditional dish’.

WDCS is working hard to debunk the myths perpetuated by the whalers and to encourage tourists to support whale watching rather than whaling.

Find out more about our anti-whaling campaign.

Source: Iceland Review