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Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we're working hard to bring whales and the ocean into...
Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

The whale trappers are back with their cruel experiment

Anyone walking past my window might have heard my groan of disbelief at the news...
Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and...
Risso's dolphin entangled in fishing line and plastic bags - Andrew Sutton

The ocean is awash with plastic – can we ever clean it up?

You've seen pictures of plastic litter accumulating on beaches or marine wildlife swimming through floating...
Fin whale

Is this the beginning of the end for whaling off Iceland?

I'm feeling cautiously optimistic after Iceland's Fisheries Minister Svandís Svavarsdóttir wrote that there is little...
Mykines Lighthouse, Faroe Islands

Understanding whale and dolphin hunts in the Faroe Islands – why change is not easy

Most people in my home country of the Faroe Islands would like to see an...

Dolphin scientists look like you and me – citizen science in action

Our amazing volunteers have looked out for dolphins from the shores of Scotland more than...
Atlantic white-sided dolphins

The Faroes dolphin slaughter that sparked an outcry now brings hope

Since the slaughter of at least 1,423 Atlantic white-sided dolphins at Skálafjørður in my home...

Call on St Kitts to stop backing whalers!

We’ve been working with Avaaz, the global petition website, to target the Caribbean island of St Kitts and Nevis. We want St Kitts to remove their flag from the Winter Bay, the vessel chartered by fin whaler, Kristjan Loftsson. The Winter Bay is currently moored at Tromso, Norway, laden with an estimated 1,700 tonnes of Icelandic fin whale meat destined for Japan.  St Kitts is a mere ‘flag of convenience’ state of course, but a flag state has serious responsibilities for the safety of vessels bearing their flag.  

For many years, this tiny island has supported Japanese whaling interests at meetings of the IWC (the International Whaling Commission), in return for fisheries aid, and now, of course, is facilitating trade in endangered fin whales.  Avaaz is calling on St Kitts to stop supporting whaling – including Japan’s lethal ‘research’ in the Southern Ocean – and instead to support whale conservation.

The petition currently stands at over 976,000 – please help Avaaz with a final push to get over a million signatures!

Please sign the petition and share as widely as you can with  friends and social media. Thank you!