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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Rescuers find young girl’s body surrounded by dolphins

Reports from South Africa about a tragic drowning off Llandudno beach, Cape Town say that...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

WDCS Raises Global Awareness For Whale Rights

As well as protecting whales and dolphins, and campaigning to stop the threats they face on a daily basis, WDCS is also working towards recognizing rights for these creatures. What does that mean?

Science now shows us just how intelligent some whales and dolphins are and that they often live in close social groups, some passing on knowledge from one generation to the next, that they play games just for fun, and we even know that some are smart enough to use tools; bottlenose dolphins in Shark Bay, Australia, put sponges on their beaks to find prey. Groups of humpback whales have even been discovered  picking up the songs of other social groups, in a similar way to how pop songs are transmitted between our own cultures.

So, we think they deserve their own rights and we have been telling the world this week:

Daily Mail (UK national newspaper)
 
The Guardian (UK National newspaper)

BBC Radio (UK) (not available outside the UK)
 
Why not join our quest for whale and dolphin rights and sign the declaration.