Will we ever see an end to whale and dolphin captures in Russia?

The infamous whale jail on Russia’s Far East coast stands empty. Between late summer 2018 and November 2019, more than 100 wild-caught beluga whales and orcas were held in tiny, crowded pens awaiting sale to overseas aquaria. As winter set in, ice began to cover the enclosures and a worldwide effort surfaced to raise awareness of the terrible fate of the … Meer lezen

What was it like to be in the rescue team at the Tasmania pilot whale stranding?

Dr Maddie Brasier is a marine biologist at the University of Tasmania and member of the Wildcare Tasmania Whale Rescue Volunteer First Response Team having been trained in whale rescue by Parks and Wildlife Tasmania. She’s also a WDC supporter and has been selling her beautiful knitted whale hats on etsy to raise money for … Meer lezen

European nations under pressure to save the critically endangered Baltic harbour porpoise

At a meeting of northern European nations held recently, the issue of the critically endangered harbour porpoise population in the Baltic Sea was discussed and debated. The harbour porpoise population in the central Baltic Sea is now only in the low hundreds and urgent action is needed to stop their extinction. >> read more …