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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. ...
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WDC supporters lead the charge for more whale and dolphin protection in Scotland

The Scottish government has opened a public consultation asking people what they think of its current plans to create protected areas in the seas around the Scottish coastline. Sadly these plans still do not guarantee any protection for whales and dolphins. So WDC has been urgently requesting that people tell the Scottish government what they think about that, encouraging the public to write a letter to ministers supporting the current plans for protected areas in the seas off Scotland, but asking the government for whales and dolphins to be protected when it makes its final decision.

In just a week, over 5,000 members of the public have responded to our call and sent their protests to the Scottish government, and so helping WDC become the leading campaign organisation on this important issue.

If you want to help us keep up the pressure on the Scottish government then you still have time to add your voice to the 5,000. Writing your letter in support of whale and dolphin protected area could make a real difference for their survival in Scottish waters. You will have to be quick though as the final deadline for letters is 13th November – go to www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/marine/marine-consultation for more details, or alternatively we have prepared a template you can use.