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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...

WDC increases pressure on Indian government for captivity ban

WDC is eagerly awaiting an imminent decision by the Indian government regarding a potential ban on dolphin captivity in the country.

We have been involved in a campaign to try to get legislation banning captivity in India for several years now and this week WDC increased its pressure on the Indian authorities by sending the government a letter (backed by 60 scientists) calling for a ban on dolphinaria and dolphin imports.

A final announcement from the Minister concerned is expected in the next two weeks.