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Increased protected ocean area a boost for whale populations

Protections in the South Atlantic Ocean for one of the largest and most important marine...

Scientists solve mystery of whale song

One of the big mysteries surrounding exactly how some of the great whales are able...
Could this be an Omura's whale?

Rare ‘new’ whale may have been spotted for only the second time

An extremely elusive whale species has possibly been spotted for what is thought to be...
Blue whale © Andrew Sutton

Norway agrees to deep sea mining that threatens ocean wildlife

Norway's parliament has voted to allow mineral exploration on the Arctic seabed despite objections from...

SriLankan Airlines announces new policy against the carriage of wild animals

WDC partner, SriLankan Airlines has announced a new policy refusing to transport any animals caught in the wild. The policy was developed in response to WDC’s campaign to stop wild whales and dolphins, taken during the brutal drive hunt in Japan, being flown by airlines to aquaria around the world.

The new policy is the latest development in a series of whale and dolphin related initiatives SriLankan Airlines is supporting. Project BLUEprint is an exciting new partnership between WDC, SriLankan Airlines (and other tourism partners including Jetwing Hotels and John Keells Hotels), to study, celebrate and protect blue whales in Sri Lankan waters.