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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...

Accidents Unlikely On Oil Rigs, UK Government Tells WDCS Supporters!

In late 2011, we asked the public and WDCS supporters to email the UK Government expressing concerns over its plans to allow further deep water oil exploration 80 miles off the coast of the Shetlands in Scotland.

We thought you might like to see the UK Government’s response to your emails and how it carefully considers potential environmental impacts in the ‘unlikely event’ that any accidents should occur on these deep water platforms.

This week has seen a two-mile exclusion zone set up around a North Sea oil platform 150 miles off the Scottish coast, which was evacuated after an ‘unlikely’ accident.

Read the Government’s response.