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Iceland abolishes Ministry of the Environment

In a move that conservationsists are viewing with dismay, the new Icelandic Government have effectively abolished the Ministry of Environment. The new government is planning on merging the ministry of agriculture and fisheries and the ministry for the environment into one ministry Critics say that this is the same thing as abolishing the ministry for the…

Use The Force Yoda !

Hi Everyone, The dolphin activity around Chanonry Point has been a bit sporadic of late with some days where a lot seems to be happening and others where it seems to be really quiet. We had an influx of some of the younger dolphins that we see around Cromarty more often, including young ID#1022 “Yoda”…

Whales die slow death from fishing gear entanglement

Scientists working out of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have released data that shows ‘for the first time how fishing lines changed a whale’s diving and swimming behavior. The monitoring revealed how fishing gear hinders whales’ ability to eat and migrate, depletes their energy as they drag gear for months or years, and can result…

Disabled orca survives thanks to the help of family

This is just another example of deliberate and considerate actions undertaken within an orca family to care for each other, making it so much more devastating to think about these animals being ripped from their families and put into captivity. And even those born in captivity never experience the true culture of orca families, as…

India announces dolphinarium ban

In a highly progressive move for dolphin protection, India’s Central Zoo Authority has issued a circular announcing the decision of India’s Ministry of Environment and Forests not to allow the establishment of dolphinaria in the country and advising state governments across India to reject any such proposals. To demonstrate just how progressive this decision is,…

New York Times stands up for whales

Its good to see the press are still ready to question commercial whaling. Part of the strategy of Icelandic whalers has been to target tourists, but it seems that the Editorial Board of the New York Times are ready to stand up for whales both in Iceland and closer to home in the USA, Hawaii.…