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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have slaughtered at least two fin whales, the first...
hvalur-8-whaling-vessel

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. ...
A magnificent sei whale © Christopher Swann

Japan Begins Commercial Whaling Season

Sei whale © Christopher Swann Japanese whalers have left port to begin this year's annual...
Humpback whales in Alaska

Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

We are excited to announce backing for two ground-breaking research projects to assess the little...

Spain to protect whales from oil exploration

The Environment Ministry in Spain is proposing the creation of a “whale highway” in the Mediterranean to protect whales and dolphins from oil exploration.

Located off the east coast of Spain, running between Catalonia and Valencia on the mainland out to the Balearic Islands, the area would be designated a “Specially Protected Zone of Mediterranean Importance” (Zepim) under the Barcelona Convention for the Protection of the Mediterranean, a UN agreement adopted by countries bordering the Mediterranean in 1975 to prevent pollution in the sea.

It would prevent any oil exploration in the protected zone, which is home to several species of whales and dolphins, including sperm and fin whales as well as bottlenose and striped dolphins.