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WDC welcomes another Dolphin SMART participant in Hawaii

WDC and program partners have continued expansion of the Dolphin SMART conservation program in Hawaii to the island of Maui. Dolphin SMART is a voluntary outreach and stewardship program that awards annual recognition to tour operators who responsibly view wild dolphins and educate their patrons on dolphin conservation. Trilogy Excursions is the most recent operator…

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Whale meat in Berlin: more ‘blame games’ and news of an earlier scandal narrowly averted

Further to our recent blog on the discovery of minke whale meat openly on sale at Berlin’s Green Week and the subsequent Norwegian claims that they were unaware of the illegality of such sales, it is quite interesting to have a look at earlier Norwegian press on the subject. On Tuesday 21st January, a day…

‘Banana Republic’ Iceland?

Forgive me for smelling a rat here, but the latest news out of Iceland regarding the now infamous whale beer strikes me as highly suspicious. Banned only a fortnight ago on food safety grounds, we learn of a sudden U-turn permitting the beer to go on sale – conveniently just in time for the midwinter…

Hi Mischief – Hi Sundance !

Hi Everyone, I had an unexpected trip out in a friends lovely yacht yesterday and although the weather turned very cold and rough I was granted an audience with both Mischief, and for the first time this year, Sundance. Both big dolphins broke away from the group that they were in and came right over…

Japan and the reporting of whaling

Firstly I have to say this is blog is definitely my own opinion and not that of WDC, but I wanted to share it with you as I think it’s a matter of debate that is relevant to the whaling issue and indeed, the future path of Japan on a number of issues. The Japanese…

Whale meat on sale at Berlin Green Week Fair

Green Week whale meat fiasco causes red faces

It’s not often that whaling campaigners are left momentarily speechless –we’re too used to dealing with the unimaginable and standing up for the rights of those that have no voice – but events at this week’s Green Week fair in Germany left us open-mouthed and left others, some in high places, with egg on their…