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Stop the River Dolphin Slaughter: WDC presents Brazilian Public Prosecution Service with 176,599 signatures

WDC is working with Rafael da Silva Rocha, of the Brazilian Public Prosecution Service, and other partners in Brazil to stop the brutal slaughter of Amazon River dolphins, known locally as ‘botos’. Thank you to everyone who signed our letter of support to Rafael. Our Brazilian colleague Sannie Brum (from the Piagacu Institute in Brazil)…

Out and About…

Hi Everyone, The weather has been improving over the last few days and it is great to get back out and about looking for dolphins. The photo below shows me standing at Chanonry recently taking photos of dolphins with my big camera and tripod. Thanks to my pal Alan for taking the photo. The dolphins…

Right Whales: A Love Story- Nice to See You Again

A Right Whale Returns to Cape Cod Bay Four Years After  Disentanglement By Lisa Sette  Just before noon on February 12, 2015, the Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) aerial team sighted  right whale “Chiminea (NEAq #4040)” inside Cape Cod Bay feeding just below the surface within a group of right whales.   Although it is not…

An Armada of Whales: WDC in Sri Lanka

Date: March 24th 2015 Country: Sri Lanka. Location: 8°35’12.10”N     79° 32’ 11.84” E Last week I was in Sri Lanka to help coordinate WDC’s Project BLUEprint training workshop for the local whale watch operators in Kalpitiya in the northwest. The event was a great success and during the course of the day the local operators…

Better protection for UK porpoises on the horizon?

We are one giant step closer to better protection of porpoises through the designation of UK harbour porpoise Special Areas of Conservation (SACs), a special type of marine protected area required under European law. The UK government nature conservation advisor, JNCC, has released a very important report that provides the scientific evidence to demonstrate which…

“Save the whaling“?

Recently, Japanese media have reported the ending of Japan’s widely-announced, large-scale non-lethal scientific survey, conducted  in the Southern Ocean during February 2015.  Their stated aim was the estimation of “whale resource” numbers. As the Hokkaido Shimbun Press reported on March 27th, “In accordance with the ICJ ruling last March ordering a halt to scientific whaling…