The Southern Resident orcas are starving to death.
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.
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.
During the morning of this past Saturday, 22nd of October, we were contacted by the Argentinian Coastguard Prefectura Naval Argentina and authorities of the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development asking for our help in the discovery of a cetacean floating on the edge of the coast in Vincente López, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
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.
The influential Japanese news title, the Asahi Shimbun, through an editorial, is calling on the Japanese Government to change its whaling strategy.
So IWC66 ends with a celebration of whale-themed ties, which, believe it or not, was won by a Japanese delegate. He was sporting a bright Moby Dick themed tie. so I guess that, as it’s a whaling themed tie, the individual concerned may be allowed back into Japan’s Far Seas Fisheries building where their whaling plans are hatched.
Shout it from the highest mountain in Antarctica: The Ross Sea, at last, has received protection. The nations of CCAMLR (the Commission on the Conservation of Antarctic Living Resources) have finally after years of discussion and negotiation agreed on a 1.55 million sq km core area of the Ross Sea to be protected. Some 1.12 million sq km will receive the highest level of protection.
Agenda Item 19 Finance and Administration
The meeting opens slightly late due to technical difficulties.