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Turtles, whaling and Japanese money

Last week, the prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) announced at an event held in Calliaqua, SVG, that from January 1st 2017 a complete ban on the hunting and killing of sea turtles and taking of their eggs would be imposed. This is certainly an unexpected but welcome step and great news…

Education with a Porpoise #2 – An Education Blog Series

WDC is an international leader in educating and exciting people of all ages about whales and dolphins, and this summer we were the proud recipients of the ASCOBANS Outreach and Education Award. With offices in five different countries and a visitor centre in Scotland, we reach a wide audience and carry out many different education…

Can kick-feeding techniques in Gulf of Maine humpback whales determine personalities?

My name is Laine McCall and I’m a research intern for WDC. I began as a field research intern in the summer of 2015 and returned this summer to help WDC pilot a new behavior study. This summer, WDC started data collection for a new study asking the question as to whether humpback whales have…

#MigrationNation – A New Chance to Act

The Southern Resident orcas are starving to death. This unique orca community is down to just 80 individuals in the wild.  We’ve lost two important adult females – the young, reproductive-aged J28, and the matriarch J14 – and one young calf just since the end of summer.  As wild salmon populations continue to decline in…

What’s it like to work in conservation? Fact vs. fiction

Game developer BeefJack have recently launched a brand new role player adventure game in partnership with WDC. Iron Fish features brave, female, conservation hero, as its lead character – Cerys. Move over Lara Croft, Cerys is in town… Or more precisely, in the water:  Exploring the mysteries of the deep, uncovering the horrors that lurk in…

Another IWC is over – Did we save some whales?

Once IWC is over and everyone is back home at their desks, something like the post conference blues sets in. The adrenalin rush of ten days packed with talks, negotiations, lobbying functions and votes is over and it’s time to take stock and look at the results. Last week, on the final day of the…