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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...

Travel journalists give dolphin show idea the thumbs down

A decision to include captive dolphins as part of the entertainment at a major world convention for travel writers has caused outrage amongst journalists.

According to the event organisers, the TBEX convention being held in Cancun in September is the world’s largest gathering of travel bloggers, writers, new media content creators, and social media travel industry professionals.

However, many of those journalists have threaten to boycott the convention after it was revealed its organisers have arranged activities that include swimming with, training, or being pulled by dolphins.

One travel journalist said: ‘We have a responsibility to hold ourselves and our profession up to a higher standard when it comes to wildlife tourism, by not supporting any activity, excursion or organisation that exploits or harms animals for tourist pleasure.