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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 completes survey on remote island to protect whales and dolphins

WDC has now completed a second set of intensive surveys near the very remote M’buke Island, Papua New Guinea.  Working with Papua New Guinea Department of Environment and Conservation (PNG DEC), M’buke Island Peoples Association (MIPA), South Pacific Projects, and University of Papua New Guinea, the survey team came across 18 different groups of whales and dolphins. Most commonly seen were spinner dolphinsOur surveys will be instrumental in assessing and addressing threats of climate change, mining activity, and entanglement in fishing nets, as well as helping to introduce a plan to manage whales and dolphins in Papua New Guinea.

WDC is grateful for the support given by the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund, SeaLife London Aquarium, and Aqualung.

Find out more about our work in the South Pacific.