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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 joins the call to GLACIER delegates: No whale products through the Arctic!

WDC has joined a coalition of NGOs to launch a two-week advertising campaign to coincide with this week’s Conference on Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience (GLACIER) in Anchorage, Alaska.  Sponsored by the US State Department, GLACIER will highlight key US and international priorities in the Arctic and brings together scientists, policy makers and other stakeholders from the region.

Iceland’s President, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, has called for the Arctic to become the “Suez Canal of the north”, a move which risks creating a new ‘super highway’ for the whalers to exploit, as well as damaging already fragile Arctic ecosystems.

Given the recent transit of Icelandic fin whale meat to Japan via Arctic waters, we are calling on GLACIER delegates and President Obama, who is attending, to ensure that an increasingly ice-free Arctic will not become a thoroughfare for commercial trade in whale products.