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Fin whales return to old feeding grounds in Southern Ocean

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Icelandic whalers kill first fin whales in four years

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Humpback whale rescued from shark net in Australia

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Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

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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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