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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...

Fisherman accused of shooting at whales in US

A tuna fisherman In the US has been charged with shooting at pilot whales from his boat with a World War II Mosin-Nagant rifle.

The accused, from Cape May, New Jersey has now been released on bail.

A whale shot with a bullet from the same type of rifle stranded on the shore and dies 100 miles northeast of Cape May in September 2011.

This is a worrying trend and WDC has become increasing concerned about incidents like these. A commercial boat captain from Louisiana in the US was recently sentenced under the US Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA ) after being found guilty of shooting a dolphin in the Mississippi Sound in 2012. Between 2002 and 2012, a total of 12 cases of dead dolphins with evidence of gunshot wounds were documented by US authorities.