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WDC joins US network to help rescue whales and dolphins

WDC joins US network to help rescue whales and dolphins

Goods news for whales and dolphins in the US. WDC’s team there has officially joined the Marine Mammal Stranding Network and is now authorised to respond to strandings along a section of the Massachusetts coastline, helping efforts to save marine mammals that may get into difficulties and wash up on the shoreline there. Thousands of…

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More good news for WDC’s End Captivity tour operators campaign

WDC’s ongoing campaign asking tour operators not to promote cruel whale and dolphin captivity shows received another boost following the news that travel giant Expedia has become the latest company to ban the sale of holidays involving dolphins and whales. In a statement, Expedia announced that ‘attractions and activities that involve performances by, or interactions with…

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Over 570 whales killed during 2021 hunts in Norway

The highest number of whales killed in Norway since 2016 has been announced just as WDC and partners have released the findings of a new poll showing that most Norwegians don’t want to eat whale meat, and have serious welfare concerns with the hunt. Despite low demand for whale meat Norwegian whalers killed the highest…

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South Korea to get tougher on sale of whale meat

South Korea has toughened existing regulations on the commercial sale of whale and whale products as part of efforts to curb illegal whale hunting activities in local waters. Police in South Korea have frequently caught poachers involved in illegal minke whale hunting that is driven by the vast sums of money that the meat fetches,…

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Animal culture crucial for conservation says new research paper

New research published today in The Royal Society Journal Proceedings B  creates a compelling case for integrating the social learning and culture of creatures like whales into decision-making. WDC’s Philippa Brakes, together with a number of experts working on a wide range of species, from whales to chimpanzees, argues in the new paper that the…

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Can space technology tell us how many whales there are?

One of the world’s leading professional services firms, Deloitte has joined with WDC in a bid to explore how space technology can tell us more about whales, and how to protect them.  This exciting project is part of Deloitte’s Gravity Challenge, a global programme that encourages corporates, entrepreneurs and universities to use innovative space technology to…

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Captivity ‘done and dusted’ in Australian state

Officials in New South Wales (NSW), Australia have announced that captive dolphins will no longer be commercially bred or imported into the State. The new regulations were introduced by NSW environment minister Matt Kean and followed a public enquiry into captive dolphin shows and facilities, dolphin parks and circuses, and will see dolphin shows disappear.…

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Cuts in government funds to hit Japanese whale hunt industry

Reports in Japan suggest the whaling industry there is facing increasing challenges just a few years after the country withdrew from the International Whaling Commission (IWC – the global body that regulates whaling) and resumed hunting whales for commercial profit. Previously, Japan had slaughtered whales under the guise of ‘research’, even though next to nothing…

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