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Hopes raised for whale and dolphin protection after last minute landmark nature agreement

WDC's Ed Goodall (far right) at COP15 with Thérèse Coffey (centre) UK Secretary of State...

WDC orca champion picks up award

Beatrice Whishart MSP picks up her Nature Champion award The Scottish Environment LINK, an organisation...

Large number of dolphins moved to Abu Dhabi marine park

Up to 24 captive bottlenose dolphins have reportedly been sent to a new SeaWorld theme...

Success! Removal of last river dams to help threatened orcas in the US

Great news has emerged from the US concerning our work to protect the endangered orca...

Scottish government warned that proposed protection plans fail to protect sea life

WDC has joined a number of Scottish environmental charities in warning the Scottish government that its new proposals to manage fishing in Scotland’s recently established network of protected sea areas could actually risk failing to protect and, crucially, recover the very sea life which these areas were set up to protect.

The proposals issued today by the Scottish government outline a range of scenarios for 20 inshore marine protected areas (MPAs), some of which would allow fishing methods such as scallop-dredging and bottom-trawling to continue to damage the seabed. This on-going damage to the seafloor has wider, negative, knock-on impacts for other marine life, including whales and dolphins, which move around, feeding and breeding in these important sea areas. The plans are now the subject of a three month long public consultation, as Scottish government staff tour coastal communities throughout November and December.

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