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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...

The US government has signed up to an international agreement which aims to address the threats facing whales and dolphins in the Pacific Island Region.

Known as the Pacific Cetaceans MOU, the agreement helps the many species that migrate through the region (such as the humpback whale) that are endangered because of a range of threats including; entanglement in fishing gear or marine debris, climate change, damage and loss of habitat, or disturbance by human activities.

“WDCS congratulates the US government for signing on to the CMS Pacific Cetaceans MoU. Their involvement can only strengthen the work being undertaken by other signatories and is great news for whales and dolphins in the Pacific Islands Region,” said Nicola Hodgins, WDCS programme lead.