It was with huge pleasure that I was able to take up the invitation of ASCOBANS (Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans in the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas) to deliver the Keynote Speech to the 2016 Meeting of the Parties in Helsinki, Finland (29th August - 1st September).
In a few days, another bloody season of the infamous dolphin drive hunts will start in Taiji, Japan.
Everyone is getting really excited on our whale watching boat: we have dolphins bowriding! Maybe the little Atlantic spotted dolphins, or bottlenose dolphins? But a closer look tells me: they don’t have spots and are darker than the bottlenose dolphins. Maybe they are … yes they are!
The 66b meeting of the Scientific Committee (SC) of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) was held in Bled, Slovenia from June 4th to 20th, 2016 and gathered together more than 150 international experts to discuss issues concerning conservation and management of cetaceans.
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