Marine mammals

Un extraño animal aparece en una playa de Filipinas

Algunos creen que se trata de un cadáver de manatí, una especie que no habita el Pacífico ni el Índico

25 February 2017

25 Years ASCOBANS: The Outreach and Education Award

Raising awareness and engaging the public is an important aspect of nature conservation. People protect what they care about, and to care, some knowledge is necessary. People power also drives action by governments and the private sector. It is the same for ASCOBANS. Institutions and people throughout the Agreement Area play an important role in spreading the word about threats and dangers to marine mammals, and ways in which each person can help.

22 February 2017

Manatee population rebounds: is it ready to come off the endangered species list?

A recent survey found a record 6,620 manatees in Florida, but opinion remains divided as to whether the species has truly made a comeback.

22 February 2017

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