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Majority of Icelandic people think whaling harms their country’s reputation

A survey of Icelandic people has confirmed that the majority believe whaling damages Iceland's reputation. ...
A magnificent sei whale © Christopher Swann

Japan Begins Commercial Whaling Season

Sei whale © Christopher Swann Japanese whalers have left port to begin this year's annual...

Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

University of Alaska Fairbanks Master's student, Dana Bloch, retrieves a CTD that is used to...
Humpback whales in Alaska

Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

We are excited to announce backing for two ground-breaking research projects to assess the little...

Japanese Whalers Set Off For North Pacific

Japanese whaling vessels have set off from Shimonoseki to join one vessel already at sea in the north-west Pacific where, together, they plan to slaughter up to 260 whales.

Despite the international ban on commercial whaling, Japan still carries out the hunts by exploiting a legal loophole which allows it to kill whales for so-called ‘scientific research’.

WDCS will once again fight against these hunts at the forthcoming International Whaling Commission (the body that regulates whaling) meeting in Panama, which begins in a few weeks’ time.

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