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Citizens in Science – meet the Dolphin Watchers of Kangaroo Island

This blog post is written by volunteer Charlotte Foster, who has spent the past few months in Australia… G’day! Two and a half months into my travels and it’s strange to think my time in Australia is up. This blog looks back over a particularly fond 6 days with citizen science-based project ‘Dolphin Watch’, the inspirational…

Orcas and the Klamath

WDC is grateful to our guest bloggers and value their contributions to conservation. The views and opinions expressed by our guest bloggers are those of the author, and do not necessarily represent those of, and should not be attributed to, WDC. The Klamath and Killer Whales By Steve Rothert, California director for American Rivers The…


China giving with one hand whilst taking with the other?

Yesterday, China broke the news that it was finally to recognise and address animal welfare within its national legislation. Wildlife in China is currently protected by “The Protection of Wildlife Law” introduced back in 1988. However, the welfare of the individual animal isn’t recognised. This is a crucial omission as authorities are hampered by the…

Greenland, the EU, and who owns the North Pole?

I used to think Father Christmas had the only real claim on the North Pole, but now it seems several countries want to usurp the old gentleman of his home. Over the last few years WDC has been campaigning on the issue of Greenlandic whaling abuses. Regular readers will know that we have kept this…


Die Orcas und der Klamath River

Von Steve Rothert, American Rivers WDC bedankt sich bei den Gast-Bloggern für Ihren Beitrag zum Schutz von Walen und Delfinen. Die Meinungen und Ansichten in den Gast-Beiträgen sind jene des Autors und können in Einzelfällen von WDC-Grundsätzen abweichen.  In den Flüssen an der Pazifikküste wimmelte es einst von Lachsen. Sie waren Nahrung für Mensch und…


Potential breeding ground identified for the Baltic Sea harbour porpoise

After two years of data collection and two years of statistical analyses, the EU Life+-funded project SAMBAH (Static Acoustic Monitoring of the Baltic Sea Harbour Porpoise) has estimated the critically endangered Baltic Sea harbour porpoise population to approximately 450 animals. The data – harbour porpoise echolocation signals recorded through acoustic data loggers called C-PODs –…