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Whale-friendly Lunches: Good For Kids, Great For Whales

Does your school serve ‘whale-friendly’* lunches? We know that you care about conservation and wouldn’t want your school lunches to be linked to whaling. So, we need you to turn detective and find out which company supplies your school with the fish you eat. Fish from the Hb Grandi company, or suppliers connected to them…

WDCS Kids In Südamerika

Auch in Südamerika helfen Kinder Walen und Delfinen. Durch das Grenzgebiet der Länder Peru, Kolumbien und Brasilien fließt der Amazonas, in dem die gefährdeten Amazonas-Flussdelfine leben. Durch wechselnde Wasserstände werden die Tiere manchmal in kleinen Becken eingeschlossen und sind dort schutzlos Jägern ausgeliefert. WDCS-Delfinschützer gehen an Schulen und spielen mit Handpuppen die Gefahren nach. Die…

Back To Work Again…

Hi Everyone, Well, here we are with one week of 2012 behind us and the weather up here near Inverness actually isn’t that bad for getting out and about. Hopefully over the next wee while I’ll manage to track down some dolphins for you and let you know what they are getting up to. ©WDCS/Charlie…

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Orcas versus humpbacks

Occasionally accounts come our way of observations on whales that are unusual and very interesting. I recently heard of one such incident and asked the guy who told me the story, Bertie Gregory, who is a student at the University of Bristol, if he would write it up so that we could share it. He kindly did…

Dolphin Consumption On Rise In Poorer Nations

Dolphin for dinner is becoming more common as people in poorer nations struggle to put food on their plates. While we might be aware of whale meat being eaten in Japan, the threats to dolphins are usually from fishing nets and captivity. Now, according to Martin Robards of the Wildlife Conservation Society in Alaska, dolphins…

New Year Dolphin Slaughter Begins In Taiji

Although the fishermen in Taiji took a two week break from hunting and killing dolphins in the drive hunts over the holiday period, reports from the ground on Wednesday, January 4th indicate that over 40 striped dolphins were slaughtered in the cove.  This latest cruel killing spree marks the first of the New Year and,…