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Jun28

Japan withdraw from the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whaling locally

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Japan withdraw from the International Whaling Commission to resume commercial whaling locally

On Sunday 30th June, Japan will be leaving the International Whaling Commission (IWC). A concerning decision which will see them conducting commercial whaling within its 200-mile Exclusive Zone and coastal waters.

May14

An Ocean Emergency

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

An Ocean Emergency

We are facing an ocean emergency that's putting our beloved whales, dolphins, porpoises and all marine life at risk.

Apr30

Entangled in rope for months

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Entangled in rope for months

A sad story from Scotland which saw a juvenile humpback whale entangled in fishing rope for months, resulting in a slow death

Apr08

Japanese whaling vessels return to port

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Japanese whaling vessels return to port

Japanese whaling vessels returned to port last week having killed 333 minke whales, supposedly in the name of science.

Feb21

Statement on whaling in Iceland

Written by // Sally Hamilton Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Statement on whaling in Iceland

ORCA has issued the following statement in response to the news that Iceland will continue whaling until 2023.

Jan07

Statement on Japanese whaling

Written by // Sally Hamilton Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Statement on Japanese whaling

ORCA Director, Sally Hamilton, comments on Japan's withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission.

Nov23

SOEC 2018 close to launch

Written by // James Robbins Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

SOEC 2018 close to launch

The third edition of ORCA’s ground-breaking The State of European Cetaceans report is right around the corner

Nov06

Sperm whale sighting shows changing ecosystem

Written by // James Robbins Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Sperm whale sighting shows changing ecosystem

The largest species of toothed mammal has been seen in the Canadian Arctic in rare encounter.

May31

41 new Marine Conservation Zones

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

41 new Marine Conservation Zones

41 new Marine Conservation zones are welcomed by the conservation sector but they need proper management and collaboration from the Government

May02

A poorly understood and under-reported threat

Written by // James Robbins Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

A poorly understood and under-reported threat

Sadly, large whales are hit by ships (‘ship strike’) globally, but this threat is poorly understood and under-reported. 

Apr15

Whales to be set free from Russian ‘Jail’

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Whales to be set free from Russian ‘Jail’

87 belugas and 11 orcas are being freed from 'whale jails' where they were being kept for illegal sale to Chinese theme parks

Apr03

Heartbreaking story from Sardinia

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Heartbreaking story from Sardinia

The heartbreaking story of a pregnant, female sperm whale washed up in Sardinia

Jan16

EU respond to Japan's IWC withdrawal

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

EU respond to Japan's IWC withdrawal

The European Union have today expressed "regret" at Japan's decision to leave the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

Dec13

A final cry for help

Written by // James Robbins Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

A final cry for help

Rescue attempts fail to save injured whale in Southern France

Nov15

Positive news for fin whale populations

Written by // Lucy Babey Categories // Whale & Dolphin General News

Positive news for fin whale populations

Reclassification comes after the global population has doubled since the 1970s.

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