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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....

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.