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Vaquita porpoise takes centre stage at Whaling Commission meeting.

Big news for a little porpoise. Something big just happened for the tiny vaquita porpoise at the International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting. The diminutive porpoise was the subject of a resolution, passed by all the countries present, urging concerted international cooperation to save the species from extinction.
Willie - 27 October, 2016 - 16:25 - Comments

10 big reasons a new runway at Heathrow is bad for the UK

1. A new runway will fuel climate changeThis month the world ratified the most ambitious climate agreement ever. The Paris agreement couldn’t come soon enough- 2016 was the hottest year on record and the Arctic sea ice reached the second lowest minimum ever.Heathrow would fuel more climate change, creating over 50% more flights at what is already...
India Thorogood - 24 October, 2016 - 18:59 - Comments

10 good reasons to protect whales

Killing whales for food has been happening for millennia. But it was commercial whaling – turning whales into barrels of oil for profit – that led to the wholesale destruction of most of the world’s populations of big whales.
Willie - 21 October, 2016 - 13:42 - Comments

Why is everyone talking about whale poo?

Whales are special. No, not for any stereotypical hippy la-la reasons, this is *science*! Healthy oceans need lots of healthy whale populations: they keep things in balance, help disperse and mix nutrients, support entire ecosystems and help fight climate change. Surprised? Read on…
Willie - 20 October, 2016 - 16:55 - Comments

Why the South Atlantic should be a sanctuary for whales.

One of the most significant issues being discussed and voted on at the upcoming International Whaling Commission (IWC) meeting in Slovenia is the call to create a Whale Sanctuary in the South Atlantic. But what is a whale sanctuary? Why does it matter? And what’s so special about the South Atlantic?
Willie - 20 October, 2016 - 16:34 - Comments

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