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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...

Nearly 500 whales die in New Zealand

The number of pilot whales that have died following a mass stranding in New Zealand...

200 pilot whales killed in latest Faroese slaughter

More than 200 pilot whales have been slaughtered in Sandagerði (Torshavn) in the Faroe Islands....

Around 2000 representatives from 178 governments, and many businesses and organisations (including a team from WDC) have gathered in Bangkok, Thailand for the CITES Conference (Convention on International Trade and Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora), which opened on 3rd March.

The meetings, which take place every three years, aim to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival.

Over the next 12 days, those present will debate 71 proposals to boost global protection for wildlife and flora, including overfishing, illegal logging and wildlife crime.