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Majestic fin whales

Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

As feared, whale hunters in Iceland have killed at least two fin whales, the first...
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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...

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

University of Alaska Fairbanks Master's student, Dana Bloch, retrieves a CTD that is used to...

New UK marine protected sites for harbour porpoises submitted to Europe!

Following years of campaigning, WDC is over the moon that the English and Welsh Harbour Porpoise Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) have been submitted to the European Commission. These sites are now designated for management purposes, and WDC looks forward to taking part in productive discussions towards robust management measures of activities that take place within them, to ensure that those activities are fit for purpose and not impact porpoises.

Thank you to more than 8500 of you who contributed to the consultation and supported these sites and our efforts.

This latest success comes after Scotland announced the creation of its first Conservation Area for porpoises in September.

More on why harbour porpoises in the UK need protection.