Marine mammals

How acoustic monitoring gave us a last chance to save the vaquita

With only 30 animals left, the vaquita is the world’s most endangered cetacean and one of the most endangered mammals.

22 February 2017

Tourism boosts Iceland's whaling industry

Iceland's anti-whaling campaigners confront massive demand for whale meat driven by restaurants catering to tourists.

17 February 2017

Neuseeland warnt vor explodierenden Walkadavern

Mehr als 600 Wale sind in Neuseeland gestrandet, Hunderte sind verendet. Die Kadaver könnten nun zur Gefahr werden - sie drohen zu explodieren.

13 February 2017

Mehr als 200 Wale gelangen wieder ins Meer

200 der gestrandeten Wale an der Küste Neuseelands sind vorerst gerettet. Nun kämpfen Helfer um das Überleben der verbleibenden 17 Tiere.

12 February 2017

New Zealand whales: Hundreds refloat on high tide at Farewell Spit

More than 200 whales stranded on a remote beach in New Zealand on Saturday have refloated themselves and returned to sea.


12 February 2017

'Record numbers' of dolphins detected off west Scotland

Record numbers of three dolphin species found off Scotland's west coast were found during a survey by the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT).

10 February 2017

Race to save 100 stranded whales on New Zealand beach

Volunteers in New Zealand are racing to rescue survivors after more than 400 pilot whales beached themselves.


10 February 2017

Mehr als 400 Wale stranden in Neuseeland

Es ist eines der schlimmsten Walsterben in der Geschichte Neuseelands: Nachdem rund 275 Grindwale nach einer Strandung bereits verendet sind, versuchen Hunderte Helfer, die überlebenden Tiere zu re

10 February 2017

Back from the brink of extinction: How the Gangetic dolphins made a comeback

On the verge of extinction, recent spotting of Gangetic dolphins in the state’s river system has brought cheer to scientists, forest officers and environmentalists.

10 February 2017