Marine mammals

CMS’s Heidi Frisch-Nwakanma Wins Mandy McMath Award

At the recent annual conference of the European Cetacean Society in Middelfart, Denmark, CMS staff member Heidrun Frisch-Nwakanma was honoured by being presented with the Mandy McMath ECS Conservation Award. The ECS Award, named after passionate Welsh conservationist Mandy McMath who passed away in 2012, is given for an outstanding contribution to the field of marine mammal conservation and/or welfare, with particular emphasis on contributions to environmental education and/or to conservation in practice.

09 May 2017

France bans captive breeding of dolphins and killer whales

France has banned the breeding in captivity of dolphins and killer whales, in a move hailed by campaigners as a major victory.

07 May 2017

Frankreich verbietet Shows mit Delfinen und Orcas

Delfine und Schwertwale dürfen in Frankreich künftig nicht mehr in Gefangenschaft leben. Kurz vor der Präsidentschaftswahl lancierte Umweltministerin Ségolène Royal das überraschende Gesetz.

07 May 2017

Zoo-Delfine gesünder als wilde Artgenossen

Es scheint paradox - aber das Immunsystem wild lebender Delfine an der US-Atlantikküste ist laut einer Studie deutlich gestresster als das von Artgenossen in Gefangenschaft.

04 May 2017

Seals are deafened in noisy shipping lanes, say scientists

Urbanisation of marine environment impacts on seal hearing and is comparable to noise pollution of inner cities

02 May 2017

UK killer whale died with extreme levels of toxic pollutants

Adult whale Lulu was one of UK’s last resident pod and had never produced a calf, probably because pollutants in her blubber had caused infertility

02 May 2017

Bauer Chay Dan hütet jetzt Seekühe vor Koh Libong

Das Wasser ist ruhig, leichte Wolken ziehen vorüber, immer mal wieder blitzt ein Sonnenstrahl hervor.

30 April 2017

Last-ditch attempt to save the endangered vaquita porpoise

$4m mission in Gulf of California aims to rescue world’s most endangered sea mammal – with help from US navy dolphins

29 April 2017