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Greenland, statistics and the politics of Denmark's claims

Okay, this one is a bit technical, but it’s to help some of the IWC delgations who might not have access to all the data they need about the hunting in Greenland – so bear with us. Speaking in 2007 to the BBC, the Minister for Finance and Foreign Affairs of the Home Rule Government…

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Spreading Whale SENSE

We talk a lot about responsible whale watching……and for good reason. In my mind there’s no better alternative to whaling and captivity than being able to point to communities that are thriving, at least in part, due to the public’s desire to watch whales alive and well in their natural habitat. But it also needs…

Just Like Kids…

Hi Everyone, Dolphins have been fairly consistent around Chanonry for the last week or so, with Sundance, Kesslet and Rainbow turning up most days. Moonlight is still being conspicous by her absence, seen up near Cromarty but giving Chanonry a wide berth for reasons known only to her. My colleague Simon from our Dolphin &…

IWC 2012 is upon us

Our scientific colleagues will point out that the International Whaling Commission began for them some weeks ago, indeed the IWC Scientific Committee has been meeting in closed session for quite some time now in Panama. The rest of the WDCS team is on its way to attend this week’s forthcoming technical committee meetings and working…

IWC 2012 is upon us

Our scientific colleagues will point out that the IWC began for them some weeks ago, indeed the IWC Scientific Committee has been meeting in closed session for quite some time now in Panama. The rest of the WDCS team is on its way to attend this week’s forthcoming technical committee meetings and working groups. Some…

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Which way will the EU vote on whaling?

WDCS has been involved in an ongoing debate with the European Commission EU about the role of Denmark and its influence in defining the EU’s collective position at the IWC. In the past, EU Member States who have been members of the IWC have always been free to establish their opwn position at the IWC…