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Norwegian whaling: How tourists make a difference

Norwegian whaling: How tourists make a difference

333. That’s the number of minke whales the Japanese whaling fleet has killed in the Antarctic this season. This shockingly high number should not make us forget that Norway has killed about twice as many minke whales every season in recent years. Guest blog by Marna...

Continued detention of Ric O’Barry in Japan

Continued detention of Ric O’Barry in Japan

Ever since his arrival at Tokio airport on 18 January 2016, Ric O’Barry, dolphin protection activist, former Flipper trainer, and protagonist of Oscar winning documentary THE COVE is being detained by Japanese authorities. His case is sparking protests and is calling...

Tage-Buch(t) Taiji: Reaching out

Tage-Buch(t) Taiji: Reaching out

Tension seemed to build and police became more and more nervous. They were hoping we would not even go to Takababe hill, our observation point next to the killing cove in Taiji on Saturday, during the drive hunt happening that morning. When would the Japanese...

Tage-Buch(t) Taiji: Those which are not counted

Tage-Buch(t) Taiji: Those which are not counted

It could be seen from afar, as there were crows circling above it. A carcass of a Rissos' dolphin presently lying on the beach between the big Taiji lighthouse and our vantage point, where we normally monitor the dolphin drive hunts, close to Taiji Highschool. It was...