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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...

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.” 

 Please consider donating to WDC’s fighting fund so we can keep giving whales and dolphins a fighting chance!