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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...

Fiji joins UN backed conservation treaty

WDC is delighted to hear that Fiji has been accepted as a member of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), a UN backed treaty that aims to protect wildlife and habitats around the globe.

This is good news for the protection of whales and dolphins that migrate through waters in the Fijian region  WDC has been actively involved in all aspects of whale and dolphin protection work in Fiji and our work has played a significant role in getting the government of Fiji to become a CMS member.

In particular, the announcement is a tribute to the work of WDC’s Cara Miller, who has been fundamental in raising awareness of the issues facing whales and dolphins in and around Fiji, running a hugely successful local research project involving local communities and also helping to protect critical whale and dolphin habitats.