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Japanese whalers kill over 200 whales in commercial hunt

Japanese whalers kill over 200 whales in commercial hunt

Japanese whalers returned to port today after completing the first commercial hunt since Japan left...
More Success! WDC’s negotiations with travel giant TripAdvisor pay off

More Success! WDC’s negotiations with travel giant TripAdvisor pay off

Online travel giant, TripAdvisor is to stop the promotion of whale and dolphin captivity shows,...
Norway’s whaling future uncertain after survey shows little domestic appetite for whale meat

Norway’s whaling future uncertain after survey shows little domestic appetite for whale meat

The future of Norway’s whaling industry appears to be in serious doubt as it struggles...
Financial worth of whales revealed

Financial worth of whales revealed

Policymakers and economists at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have placed a substantial value on...
SeaWorld parts company with another CEO

SeaWorld parts company with another CEO

Troubled marine park operator, SeaWorld has parted company with yet another CEO. Gus Antorcha, who...
Antibiotic resistance in dolphins mirrors trend seen in humans

Antibiotic resistance in dolphins mirrors trend seen in humans

Samples collected from dolphins by scientists over a 12 year period indicate that dolphins may...
Senate Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Save the North Atlantic Right Whale

Senate Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Save the North Atlantic Right Whale

After a deadly summer for North Atlantic right whales, Senators Booker (D-NJ), Isakson (R-GA) and...
Canada to move two captive belugas to theme park in Spain

Canada to move two captive belugas to theme park in Spain

Two captive beluga whales are to be moved from the Marineland theme park in Canada...
New beaked whale species discovered in Japan

New beaked whale species discovered in Japan

A new species of beaked whale who lives in the North Pacific has been identified...
Preparations continue for release of beluga whales into sanctuary bay

Preparations continue for release of beluga whales into sanctuary bay

Little Grey and Little White continue to do well and have settled into their temporary...
We <3 Whale Poop: WDC providing support for Orca Scat Project

We <3 Whale Poop: WDC providing support for Orca Scat Project

San Juan Island, Washington. July 22, 2019: Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) is thrilled to...
Huge success for WDC campaign as Virgin Holidays ends SeaWorld trips

Huge success for WDC campaign as Virgin Holidays ends SeaWorld trips

Virgin Holidays has announced that it is to stop selling tickets to SeaWorld as part...
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Japan is leaving the Whaling Commission to start commercial whaling – and it is a big deal

Japan is leaving the Whaling Commission to start commercial whaling – and it is a big deal

On 26 December 2018, the Japanese government announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission...
A new opportunity to stop Japan’s whaling?

A new opportunity to stop Japan’s whaling?

Last Wednesday, the European Parliament voted ‘yes’ to the EU-Japan free trade agreement (or Economic...
Will Japan leave the International Whaling Commission?

Will Japan leave the International Whaling Commission?

Every now and again whaling interests in Japan call on their government to leave the...
US Senate wants to kill nearly 1,000 sea lions a year

US Senate wants to kill nearly 1,000 sea lions a year

I have sad news to share – the US Senate has just passed legislation that...
Senate Passes Bill to Indiscriminately Kill Sea Lions in Pacific Northwest

Senate Passes Bill to Indiscriminately Kill Sea Lions in Pacific Northwest

Sad news to share this week – you may have seen our action alert last...
No EU-Japan trade agreement unless Japan stops whaling!

No EU-Japan trade agreement unless Japan stops whaling!

When we launched our campaign in March 2016, calling on the EU to make whaling...
The Winding Way of Whales & Wind Farms

The Winding Way of Whales & Wind Farms

I recently attended a two-day workshop on Long Island on offshore wind development projects. You...
What we must do to protect UK dolphins, porpoises and whales from fishing gear after Brexit

What we must do to protect UK dolphins, porpoises and whales from fishing gear after Brexit

How the UK manages fishing in its waters after we leave the EU is outlined...
It’s only one plastic straw, said eight billion people

It’s only one plastic straw, said eight billion people

Jenny Orriss, 20, is a student at Cambridge University and also a first team member...
Urgent step change needed to stop dolphins suffering in fishing nets

Urgent step change needed to stop dolphins suffering in fishing nets

Does sustainably caught fish mean no harm has come to dolphins? The quick answer to...
When Whale Entanglements Go Viral…For all the wrong reasons

When Whale Entanglements Go Viral…For all the wrong reasons

Because of our name and the work that we do, we have many people who...
Amazing tales: adventures of the WDC adoption dolphins

Amazing tales: adventures of the WDC adoption dolphins

Charlie Phillips here, I’m the adopt a dolphin field officer for WDC and I think...