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It’s Time To Breach The Snake River Dams

The Snake River dams were controversial even before they were built.  While they were still...
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Five Facts About Orcas

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Meet the 2022 Interns: Alexi Archer

I am thrilled to welcome Alexi to WDC as the newest member of our Marine...
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I'm happy to welcome the newest member of the WDC team, Saya Butani, who is...
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Recently, new areas were added to the growing list of potential sites for offshore wind...
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Meet the 2022 Interns: Sierra Osborne

I'm delighted to introduce WDC's Conservation Education intern for Summer 2022, Sierra Osborne! Without hesitation,...
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Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and...

Customs and marine mammals

Travelling through Boston airport I was glad to see that the US Customs were keen on getting the message out to travellers that marine mammals and the products made from marine mammals should not be transported out of or into the USA. Boston Airport - US Customs warnings on marine mammals

The message seeks to reinforce that the US Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA), ‘prohibits the hunting, killing, capture, and/or harassment of marine mammals and enacts a moratorium on teh import, export and sale of marine mammal parts and products’.

Furthermore, I was pleased to see that seals and so-called health pills made from seals, were also included. WDC has been pointimng out for some time that the commercial whalers have been trying to ensourage such products and that the merging of aboriginal subsistence whaling and commercial whaling is of increasing concern and as we have campaigned on over the last few years

Again, good on the US customs guys to make sure this message is front and centre. Pity we dont see something similar before people fly out of Europe to Iceland, Greenland or Norway.