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WDC provides supportive care to a live-stranded common dolphin. Credit: Andrea Spence/IFAW

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Expands Marine Mammal Stranding Network Territory

The Whale and Dolphin Conservation team expands the Greater Atlantic Regional Marine Mammal Stranding Network...
Hysazu Photography | Sara Shimazu

Dam Good News for Southern Resident orcas

Pardon the pun (we've used it before) but we just can't help ourselves.  After decades...
Peter Flood mom and calf

Emergency Petition Seeks to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

For Immediate Release, November 1, 2022 WASHINGTON-Conservation groups filed an emergency rulemaking petition with the...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

South Korea Scraps Plans To Go Whaling

South Korea’s plans to resume whaling for so-called ‘scientific research’ have been scrapped. The hunts for minke whales in its coastal waters were revealed in a shocking announcement at the recent International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Panama in early July.

South Korea planned to get around the global ban on commercial whaling by using a loophole in IWC rules that allows countries to issue their own scientific permits to kill unlimited numbers of whales.

However, following global pressure, WDCS is delighted to report that South Korea appears to have reversed its decision.

South Korean President Lee chaired a meeting this week to deal with the issue in which it appears that the fisheries ministry was criticised for announcing the resumption of whaling without discussing the matter with other ministries or the Prime Minister’s Office.

 

For an overview of all the matters that arose at the recent IWC meeting in Panama click HERE