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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...

EU Commission asked to do more to tackle climate change

Beautiful humpback whale at surface

EU Heads of State have taken the unprecedented step of asking the European Commission to propose policy options to tackle the impacts of climate change on the ocean.

The move represents a significant step forward for the protection of the marine environment, and in making the ocean more resilient to face the inevitable changes it faces as a result of the global climate emergency.

The Council of the EU released a statement  in which it stressed the need for immediate action against increasing threats on our oceans, seas and coastal areas.’  The Council has invited the EU Commission to come up with policy options.

Heads of states are seen as key players in the climate emergency debate and must put pressure on their Ministers to deliver by bringing and end to over fishing in the Atlantic, stop deep sea mining, ensure marine protected areas (MPAs) work  and implement the EU single use plastic directive.

Find out more about WDC's work to create healthy seas

 

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