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Japan’s government agrees to more funding for whale hunts

Japan’s government agrees to more funding for whale hunts

Japan’s Diet (parliament) has passed a law to help support commercial whaling through increased funding...
US aquarium wants to import belugas from Canada

US aquarium wants to import belugas from Canada

Mystic Aquarium, in the US state of Connecticut, has applied to import five young beluga...
New research shows bottlenose dolphins turn to the right

New research shows bottlenose dolphins turn to the right

New research has revealed that dolphins have a dominant right-hand side. They are joining a...
EU Commission asked to do more to tackle climate change

EU Commission asked to do more to tackle climate change

EU Heads of State have taken the unprecedented step of asking the European Commission to...
Whalers turn whale watchers

Whalers turn whale watchers

WDC and the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Environment Fund are celebrating the launch of...
Stunning new whale watching venue to be built in Norway

Stunning new whale watching venue to be built in Norway

New plans to open a huge, land-based whale watching attraction in Norway will promote the...
Infamous ‘whale jail’ now empty

Infamous ‘whale jail’ now empty

http://au.whales.org/2019/11/11/infamous-whale-jail-now-empty/
Lost Sowerby’s beaked whale suffered slow and painful death

Lost Sowerby’s beaked whale suffered slow and painful death

A female Sowerbys beaked whale found dead on a beach at Gullane, on the outskirts...
Scientists discover new humpback whale feeding technique

Scientists discover new humpback whale feeding technique

Humpback whales are renowned for the many different ways they catch their prey, such as...
Are right whales ‘whispering’ to avoid predators?

Are right whales ‘whispering’ to avoid predators?

A new study published in the journal Biology Letters, has revealed that North Atlantic right whales...
Japanese whalers kill over 200 whales in commercial hunt

Japanese whalers kill over 200 whales in commercial hunt

Japanese whalers returned to port today after completing the first commercial hunt since Japan left...
Norway’s whaling future uncertain after survey shows little domestic appetite for whale meat

Norway’s whaling future uncertain after survey shows little domestic appetite for whale meat

The future of Norway’s whaling industry appears to be in serious doubt as it struggles...
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Japan is leaving the Whaling Commission to start commercial whaling – and it is a big deal

Japan is leaving the Whaling Commission to start commercial whaling – and it is a big deal

On 26 December 2018, the Japanese government announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission...
A new opportunity to stop Japan’s whaling?

A new opportunity to stop Japan’s whaling?

Last Wednesday, the European Parliament voted ‘yes’ to the EU-Japan free trade agreement (or Economic...
Will Japan leave the International Whaling Commission?

Will Japan leave the International Whaling Commission?

Every now and again whaling interests in Japan call on their government to leave the...
US Senate wants to kill nearly 1,000 sea lions a year

US Senate wants to kill nearly 1,000 sea lions a year

I have sad news to share – the US Senate has just passed legislation that...
No EU-Japan trade agreement unless Japan stops whaling!

No EU-Japan trade agreement unless Japan stops whaling!

When we launched our campaign in March 2016, calling on the EU to make whaling...
The Winding Way of Whales & Wind Farms

The Winding Way of Whales & Wind Farms

I recently attended a two-day workshop on Long Island on offshore wind development projects. You...
What we must do to protect UK dolphins, porpoises and whales from fishing gear after Brexit

What we must do to protect UK dolphins, porpoises and whales from fishing gear after Brexit

How the UK manages fishing in its waters after we leave the EU is outlined...
It’s only one plastic straw, said eight billion people

It’s only one plastic straw, said eight billion people

Jenny Orriss, 20, is a student at Cambridge University and also a first team member...
Urgent step change needed to stop dolphins suffering in fishing nets

Urgent step change needed to stop dolphins suffering in fishing nets

Does sustainably caught fish mean no harm has come to dolphins? The quick answer to...
Amazing tales: adventures of the WDC adoption dolphins

Amazing tales: adventures of the WDC adoption dolphins

Charlie Phillips here, I’m the adopt a dolphin field officer for WDC and I think...
Philip Hoare reflects on New Zealand dolphins

Philip Hoare reflects on New Zealand dolphins

Acclaimed writer, broadcaster and WDC ambassador, Philip Hoare has recently returned from a trip to...
How to protect the whales and other marine mammals of the Antarctic’s Southern Ocean

How to protect the whales and other marine mammals of the Antarctic’s Southern Ocean

I’ve just returned from France where a friendly group of scientists from 11 countries were...