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WDC funded research shows ‘pingers’ could save porpoises from fishing nets

From the Pacific Coast to the North Atlantic Right Whale

WDC’s internship is designed to give interns a taste of life at a marine mammal non-profit.  Interns are exposed to everything from science, policy, outreach and even supporter relations.  I think internships are the best way to test the waters and find out if a particularly career path is the right one.  There are fewer…

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Senate Leaders Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Save the North Atlantic Right Whale

After a deadly summer for North Atlantic right whales, Senators Booker (D-NJ), Isakson (R-GA) and Carper (D-DE) lead bipartisan bill to support their recovery. (Washington) – Senators Cory Booker, D-N.J., Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Tom Carper, D-De., today introduced a bipartisan bill, the Scientific Assistance for Very Endangered (SAVE) Right Whales Act (S. 2453), to…

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Record numbers of dolphins dead on French beaches

According to reports from France, huge numbers of dolphins have been washing up dead on French beaches once again. Since the start of 2019, up to 600 dead dolphins have drifted onto beaches along France’s Atlantic coast due, it seems, to incidental capture in in fishing trawls and static fishing nets offshore (also known as bycatch).…

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Ukrainian ship's crew held after 46 porpoises die in nets

Illegally nets from a Ukrainian fishing boat have killed nearly 50 porpoises off the Crimean coast. The porpoises died after becoming entangled in almost six miles of nets and investigators believe that were deliberately targeted for illegal export. The crew of the trawler named YaMK-0041 was detained and the captain faces up to five years in jail…

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New UK report calls for action on animal welfare after Brexit

A new report backed by WDC has been released today calling on the UK Government to turn words into action when it comes to the welfare of whales, dolphins and many other creatures. ‘Brexit – getting the best deal for animals’ is supported by 41 of the UK’s best-known animal welfare charities who have joined…

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Cautious welcome for UK Government’s 25 year Environment Plan

The UK Government’s long awaited 25 Year Environment Plan for England was launched today and contains some optimistic comments regarding threats to whales and dolphins, but also some key omissions. Amongst a raft of ideas and proposals, the Plan contains commitments to continue to champion the conservation of whales, dolphins and porpoises in the UK,…

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