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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...

Baby product giant launches partnership with WDC to help end orca captivity

Leading US-based baby product company, Munchkin, has partnered with WDC to launch a campaign to help end the captivity of whales and dolphins.

The “Orcas Live in Oceans” campaign kick-started with a $1 million dollar pledge by Munchkin to help build a coastal ocean sanctuary in the United States for captive orcas if SeaWorld agrees to free one of the orcas it holds in captivity – Tilikum. The “Orcas Live in Oceans” campaign includes multiple levels of commitment by Munchkin, including a decision to remove from sale its orca bath toys, and also donating funds from product sales to help WDC’s anti-captivity work. Members of the public can also support the cause by donating themselves.

“Here at Munchkin, we’re putting our principles before profits to help raise awareness for this cause,” said Steven Dunn, CEO and founder of Munchkin. “After 10 years of including a toy orca as part of our top-selling Sea Squirt Bath Toy collection, Munchkin will no longer include an orca in the set because a bathtub just isn’t big enough for an orca.”

Watch the campaign film at Orcas Live In Oceans.