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How not to save a species!

Less than a week after the International Whaling Commission (IWC) urged the Government of New Zealand to do more to save the critically endangered Maui’s dolphin there has been a dramatic turn of events.  Instead of establishing more protective measures to save this endemic species, the NZ Government have in fact opened up a potential…

British Airways responds as petition reaches 100,000

A change.org petition set up by WDC supporter, Kathleen Haase, calling on British Airways to stop selling trips to SeaWorld now has over 100,000 signatures and has prompted the following response from British Airways: In common with many airlines and travel companies in the UK, we offer services intended to make the booking of holiday experiences…

The ‘Pivot’ and the Whale

US Foreign Policy and the Future of Japanese Whaling Monday the 16th June marks the 20th anniversary of the coming into force of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). The Law of the Sea Convention opened for signature on 10 December 1982, only a few months after the International Whaling Commission…

Welcome To The World Little One…

Hi Everyone, I was on duty at Chanonry Point last night for the evening incoming tide, and I was very glad that I went. Sundance and a few others were right in at the Point ferreting around in the tidal current for fish but away in the distance was a lone adult that had a…

Celebrating World Oceans Day 2014 By Watching Whales and Picking Up Marine Debris

Our first 2014 intern, Venus, is in her final week of her internship with us.  Below she recounts our  all-day whale watching trip in celebration of World Ocean’s Day on June 8th.  We thank Venus for her hard work and time that she has put in during her 12 weeks with us!   From left…

Hello at long last Rainbow !

Hi Everyone, At long last I have managed to photograph Rainbow and her calf this year – they appeared for the first time yesterday in a big group near Chanonry Point. My friends on the Aberdeen University research boat confirmed that she was there, as was Spirit and her calf Shimmer. It was June the…