A great compilation of notable achievements in 2013.
The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) has welcomed recent measures to protect deep-diving cetaceans from the potential effects of seismic survey noise. Read more…
This is an important step in the right direction.
The deaths of over 100 melon-headed whales, which stranded on the shores of a lagoon in northwest Madagascar in 2008, were likely primarily triggered by a form of sonar being deployed by an ExxonMobil survey vessel, according to a scientific review panel.
Sad news about the world’s only freshwater porpoise. The latest survey shows a startling decline to near extinction. It is the only one cetacean species to be found in the Yangtze river, which has turned into a busy channel with heavy boat traffic.
Read more about this critically endangered cetaecans.
Read the uplifting story of Sampal, a dolphin taking in captivity and 10 years later escaped during rehab procedure into the wild to meet her original pod.
We can’t stress it often enough: Say NO to captivity for dolphins!
This is such good news: India has officially recognized dolphins as non-human persons, whose rights to life and liberty must be respected. Read for yourself…
Dolphin parks that were being built across the country will instead be shut down. Dolphin are non-human persons not performers! It is illegal now to keep them in captivity.
On June 28, in the European Union’s de facto capital, cetacean advocates are planning a demonstration to request the complete ban of all dolphin shows in the EU. In attendance will be former dolphin trainer — turned activist, Ric O’Barry. Read more…
Make the European Union a dolphinarium-free zone. Support the WDC.
How responsible lawn care practice can help save the life of dolphins in the Indian River Lagoon. Dolphin deaths are hitting record numbers and it seems that rising nitrogen levels in the water are the cause for this alarming development.
Protect dolphins with 3 easy steps!