At last … some action … although it should have come from the EU institutions. The ongoing issue of cetacean bycatch which is not going to go away unless concerted action is taken. Further evidence of NGO collaborations providing the muscle to hold governments to account. WDCS 22 environmental NGOs, led by Whale and Dolphin […]

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Whale & Dolphin Conservation Society commentary Observer editorial sums up the futility of this decision not least in terms of the reputational damage this will inflict upon Japan. Defra: There is widespread coverage of Japan’s decision to leave the International Whaling Commission (IWC). The Times, Guardian and Daily Mail praise the Environment Secretary Michael Gove for joining international condemnation of […]

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After years of campaigning by WDC and others, the Scottish government announced today that it is considering the creation of four new marine protected areas (MPAs) around its coastline, which will now go out for public consultation.  WDC first proposed the three sites that include Risso’s dolphins and minke whales back in 2011. Thanks to the help of our […]

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