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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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We know that whales, dolphins, and porpoises are amazing beings with complex social and family...
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Five Facts About Orcas

Orcas, also known as killer whales, are one of the most recognizable and popular species...
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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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Meet the 2022 Interns: Saya Butani

I'm happy to welcome the newest member of the WDC team, Saya Butani, who is...
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Offshore Wind: Don’t Blow It

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...

Obama Administration acknowledges that Iceland’s whaling is not acceptable or sustainable

Yesterday, the Obama Administration acknowledged that Iceland’s whaling is not acceptable or sustainable.  While falling short of issuing economic sanctions from the US government, Iceland’s whaling company is already feeling economic pressure from consumers.   Highliner Seafoods, one of North America’s largest seafood distributors, recently pledged that it will not purchase seafood products from any company associated with whaling in Iceland.  At the same time, WDC continues to track a shipment of FOUR MILLION POUNDS of whale meat from Iceland. 

Given that Iceland has a thriving whale watching industry, and other Icelandic fishing groups have indicated they are not interested in commercial whaling, it is unfortunate that the arrogance of one man not only sacrifices the lives of endangered fin whales, but holds his own country hostage as a result of a senseless slaughter. 

Thanks to all who have provided funding to our anti-whaling campaign which is only possible as a result of your generosity. To help support our efforts please go to http://adopt-us.whales.org/