Posts by Katharina Khalife

Beluga whales safely land in Iceland

Cargolux delivers Little Grey and Little White safely to Iceland on their way to the world’s first beluga whale sanctuary. Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) are happy to confirm the safe arrival of two beluga whales, Little Grey and Little White, after a 6,000 mile journey from China to Iceland.  Little Grey and Little White…

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Stranded whale had 6 kg of plastic inside their body

A dead sperm whale who washed up on a beach in Indonesia this week was found to have nearly 6kg of plastic inside their body. Whale Stranding Indonesia posted the news online, reporting that “soft plastic, hard plastic, plastic bags, plastic cups, bottled drinks, sandals and raffia” were among the items retrieved from the carcass.…

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UK Fisheries Bill launched today

UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove announced a Fisheries Bill in Westminster that says it will ‘ensure that negative impacts of fishing activities on the marine ecosystem are minimised.’ The announcement states that the Bill will deliver on the UK government’s commitment to sustainable fishing and marine conservation. WDC is delighted that…

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Shop and sell on eBay to save whales and dolphins

From 22nd until 28th of October you can support us whilst buying and selling items on eBay. WDC will be featured at checkout, giving you the chance to donate when grabbing a bargain. And, if you’re one of the millions of people who use eBay to sell your unwanted items, you can also support our…

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Fin whaling out of control in Iceland

<Warning this story contains graphic images> Two whales landed today, the 24th of August, are a suspected hybrid of a blue and fin whale and yet another pregnant fin whale. This takes the tally so far to 99 killed adult whales (including hybrids but excluding fetuses.) Images were taken at the fin whaling station at…

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Japan returns from whaling season with 177 ‘kills’

Japanese Newspaper Mainichi has reported that the whaling fleet has returned, reporting 177 kills in the name of ‘research’. Over the summer months, the fleet has focused on the northwest Pacific, catching 134 sei whales and 43 minke whales as the Japanese Fisheries Agency has reported. Findings from the so-called ‘research’ will be discussed at…

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