Marine mammals

Encallan unas 200 ballenas más en Nueva Zelanda pese a esfuerzos de los voluntarios

Unas 200 ballenas piloto han encallado este sábado en Farewell Spit, en Nueva Zelanda, pese a los esfuerzos de centenares de voluntarios, u

11 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

Hundreds of whales die in mass stranding on New Zealand beach

Urgent plea issued for locals to drop work and school commitments and head to the remote beach to save surviving whales.

10 February 2017

Charente-Maritime : 85 dauphins échoués en quatre jours

Depuis jeudi, 85 carcasses de dauphins ont été découvertes sur les plages de Vendée et de Charente-Maritime.

08 February 2017

La vaquita marina está a punto de la extinción

El Comité Internacional para la Recuperación de la Vaquita Marina alertó que de los 60 cetáceos que había el año pasado ahora sólo quedan 30.

07 February 2017

25 Years ASCOBANS: Disentangling the Bycatch Problem

A recent report on the health of the ocean found that worldwide the marine vertebrate population declined by 49 per cent between 1970 and 2012 (see WWF/ZSL Living Blue Planet Report 2015). Globally, an estimated 300,000 small whales, dolphins and porpoises die each year from entanglement in fishing gear. Also in Europe, incidental catch is seen as the greatest threat to small cetaceans. However, the situation is much more complex than one might think.

07 February 2017