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Peter Flood mom and calf

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....

New runway plans threaten Chinese white dolphins

Authorities in Hong Kong are facing wide spread criticism from the public over the proposed third runway project at Hong Kong’s airport, which could threaten the habitat of the few remaining Chinese white dolphins there. 

The government has received more than 25,000 comments from concerned members of the public regarding its environmental assessment report, the highest number ever received.

Due to their preference for nearshore waters, Chinese white dolphins are at risk from a range of human activities such as accidental catch in fishing gear, pollution, boat traffic and coastal development.