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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...

BBC TV presenter accepts £25,000 donation by Animal Friends Insurance to help protect whales and dolphins

Leading UK Pet Insurer, Animal Friends Pet Insurance have once again committed to help the threats faced by whales and dolphins around the world by donating £25,000 to global marine wildlife charity, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC).

The cheque was accepted in Bristol by BBC TV presenterand patron of WDC, Miranda Krestovnikoff. Animal Friends was established in 1998 in order to donate funds to animal charities worldwide. So far, the company has done just that to the tune of £3.5m and today, 20 years on, they continue to honour that commitment  by supporting a wide variety of animal welfare organisations both in the UK and internationally.

Upon accepting the cheque Miranda (pictured), who is a presenter on BBC’s The One Show commented: “This cheque is going to help whale and dolphin conservation right around the world and help WDC fight hunting, cruel captivity and pollution, which all threaten their lives each and every day”.

Animal Friends Pet Insurance which is based in Wiltshire, are fully committed to an ongoing programme of donations to improve animal welfare around the world.

Managing director of AFI. Mr Westley Pearson, commented: “Through our donation to Whale and Dolphin Conservation we continue to commit ourselves to helping creatures like whales and dolphins worldwide through our charitable donations programme. When people choose to insure their pets with us, they can be assured not only of quality pet insurance and excellent customer service but also that their money is also being used to help these creatures both here in the UK and internationally”.