In the UK slow but steady progress on advice to smokers has led to one of the greatest reductions in smoking of any industrialised nation.
One of the toughest gigs in a whale conservationist’s calendar is attending the meetings of the International Whaling Commission. The International Whaling Commission, or IWC, is the body that makes decisions about whale hunting and whale conservation.
WDC have teamed up with fashion partner, Lazy Oaf for the release of their Dolphin Heart T-shirt, 10% of all sales of this design both online and in store being donated to WDC to
WDC is delighted that the first Scottish harbour porpoise Special Area of Conservation in the Inner Hebrides and the Minches has been designated by Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Roseanna Cunningham.
In 2002 world governments agreed to end all trade in bottlenose dolphins captured from the Black Sea. I remember that day as we celebrated this as a great victory. It was fantastic to know that the years of hard work my colleagues had put in had paid off.
So what lies at the roots of whaling policy in Japan and Iceland?
Is it some sense of national identity? Is it some true altruistic desire to feed their countrymen? Or is it something else?
A guest blog by Dr Caroline Weir, who joined WDC in the field in Scotland this month.