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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have killed at least two fin whales, the first...
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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...

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.