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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....

US Marine Mammal Commission is safe… for now.

Twice since taking office, the Trump Administration has attempted to eliminate the US Marine Mammal Commission by eliminating its funding.  However, we are relieved to report that the budget bill, which was signed last week, provided level funding for the Commission. This extends the life of this important Agency through the end of FY2018/September 30th of this year.  The US Marine Mammal Commission is the only US Agency which provides unbiased oversight on the science, policies and management of marine mammals in the US.

Political whale“WDC, our passionate supporters, and our conservation partners collectively gave whales and dolphins a voice in Congress and it was heard” said Regina Asmutis-Silvia, WDC-NA executive director “Thank you to everyone who spoke up in defense of whales, dolphins and other marine mammals and asked for the important work of the Marine Mammal Commission to continue.” 

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