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Congratulations to Hapag Lloyd, a shipping company that puts ethics before profits!

  At a time when headlines are made as hundreds of tonnes of whale meat are shipped across the globe, and friendly lions killed for fun by wealthy trophy hunters, it is refreshing to be able to report on a company which still believes that ethics deserve a look-in!   Congratulations, then, to shipping company,…

New ancient river dolphin species discovered

Scientists have discovered a new genus and species of river dolphin that has long been extinct. They have named it Isthminia panamensis in recognition of where it was found and believe it is the closest relative of the Amazon River dolphin (boto). Scientists made their discovery in ancient marine rocks of Panama, Central America. These…

UK conservation groups team up to protect whales

WDC and a number of the world’s leading conservation groups are encouraging our supporters to call on the UK Prime Minister, David Cameron, to step up efforts to oppose commercial whaling. The UK has historically been a leading opponent of whaling, but the whalers are now stepping up their efforts to once more see the…

Japan Dolphin Day signals the beginning of another dolphin drive hunt season in Japan

An international day of awareness again marked the beginning of the dolphin drive hunt season in Taiji, Japan with events occurring all over the globe in at least 50 countries on September 1st.  WDC supports these activities, otherwise known as Japan Dolphin Day, to raise awareness to the start of the seasonal dolphin hunts and…

24 hours at Cracroft Point

CP, or Cracroft Point, is OrcaLab’s remote outpost and land-based video station perfectly located at the point where Blackney Pass feeds into Johnstone Strait in British Columbia, Canada. This rocky headland witnesses the annual migration of millions of salmon as they return to their spawning rivers along the west coast. There are five species of…

Icelandic whaler may have won the battle – but he will surely lose the war

As the Winter Bay pulled into port at Osaka, Japan, earlier today,  laden with over 1,800 tonnes of Icelandic fin whale meat meat, I, for one, am flabbergasted: not only that this nefarious trade continues, but also that this particular shipment has been successful.  Most people are, rightly, outraged that whilst trade in whale products…