Posts by Monica Pepe

WDC meets Volvo Ocean Race

One of the programs I spend a lot of my time working on is our sailing outreach program Sharing the Seas: Safe Boating for Sailors and Whales. The overarching goal of this program is to empower sailors to use safe boating practices to reduce disturbances and injury to whales, as well as to their sailing…

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Education Programs in the Eastern Caribbean Making a Difference

I can recall many profound moments during my time with WDC, but by far some of the most impactful moments happen when you see children’s faces in awe after learning about whales.  In New England, I’ve presented conservation messages to thousands of students, and in the past few years we’ve been able to reach students…

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Wale im Kopf #3 – Das US-Büro von WDC

WDC vermittelt weltweit faszinierendes Wissen über Wale und Delfine und begeistert Jung und Alt für diese ganz besonderen Meeresbewohner. Im Sommer 2016 wurde WDC für sein Engagement mit dem ASCOBANS Bildungspreis ausgezeichnet, ein wertvolle Anerkennung für unser jahrelanges Engagement. Mit fünf internationalen WDC Büros und einem Delfinbesucherzentrum in Schottland erreichen wir ein breitgefächertes Publikum und…

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Education With A Porpoise #3- An Education Blog Series

WDC is an international leader in educating and exciting people of all ages about whales and dolphins, and this summer we were the proud recipients of the ASCOBANS Outreach and Education Award. With offices in five different countries and a visitor centre in Scotland, we reach a wide audience and carry out many different education initiatives. …

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Sharing the Seas: Safe Boating for Sailors and Whales

As WDC North America’s Conservation and Education Manager, I spend a lot of my time working on outreach projects to educate children and adults about whales and dolphins.  One of my favorite roles is educating boaters about operating safely around whales.  For the past five years I have worked on programs for commercial whale watching…

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Just A Whale? I don’t think so.

Here in WDC’s North American office we always laugh when someone asks us what a typical day is like. The reason we laugh is because on any given day anything can come up, and last week was a perfect example of that.  We got a call from the harbormaster here in Plymouth on Wednesday about…

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Take Action on This Hump(back) Day!

In just a few days, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) will receive comments from the public on NMFS’s proposal to remove humpback whales from protections under the Endangered Species Act.  WDC has been campaigning to keep these whales (specifically the North Atlantic Humpback population) listed as endangered species because they have not yet fully…

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Collaboration Results in Exciting Development for Large Whales

Earlier this week the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Team met in person for the first time since 2012.  This team of 60 members consists of scientists, conservationists, state officials, and members of the fishing industry hailing from all over the East Coast of the US.  WDC has held a seat on this federally appointed…

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