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SPECIES PROTECTION: WHALES & DOLPHINS


A pod of Alaskan Orcas in their natural habitat.
(photo credit: Cross Sound Express (The Taz)
Possessing intellects at least as complex as our own, whales and dolphins are some of the earth's most fascinating and intelligent creatures.

For thousands of years, these mammals have been hunted by man using various methods of killing styles for various reasons and products. The past 400 years nearly drove many of them to extinction (some species did go extinct) and the most recent 30 years has many more on the brink...

Unfortunately, just when most of the world thinks these creatures are protected by international conservation laws, the killing has once again been elevated to the highest levels in over 10 years.

In this section, Ecodefense.com highlights groups and individuals active in the protection and conservation of these magnificent mammals.
 



Save Japans Dolphins from slaughter! FEATURED ACTION ALERT: (THE COVE)

STOP THE TAIJI DOLPHIN SLAUGHTER!


Winner of audience awards across the world, including the Oscars, Sundance, SilverDocs and Hot Docs, The Cove follows a team of activists and filmmakers as they infiltrate a heavily-guarded cove in Taiji, Japan.

In this remote village they witness and document activities deliberately being hidden from the public: More than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are being slaughtered each year and their meat, containing toxic levels of mercury, is being sold as food in Japan, often times labeled as whale meat.
The majority of the world is not aware this is happening. The Taiji cove is blocked off from the public. Cameras are not allowed inside and the media does not cover the story.

It's critical that we get the word out in Japan. It's critical that we get the word out—everywhere. We believe that once the Japanese people know, they will demand change.


Some KEY Organizations:
Here's are a few of the more involved organizations working hard and making differences in the conservation and protection efforts for the earths whale and dolphin populations:

SEA SHEPHERD CONSERVATION SOCIETY-
Founded by Paul Watson, one of the original founding members of Greenpeace, this organization is the worlds only enforcer of the lame IWC laws on the high seas...this organization kicks ass for whales, seals, dolphins, sharks, turtles, fish, and all other species of marine life and sets a new standard for the words "DIRECT ACTION"!

WHALE AND DOLPHIN CONSERVATION SOCIETY (WDCS)-

The global voice for the protection of whales, dolphins, and their environment. (their words).


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