Marine mammals

Fin whale washed up on beach in Norfolk

A rare 40ft (12m) fin whale has been found dead on a Norfolk beach.


21 October 2016

Monaco - Champion of Marine Species Conservation – the First Fruits

At the ceremony where the Migratory Species Champion Programme was launched on the eve of the CMS COP11 in Quito in 2014, the Government of the Principality of Monaco received the Champion award for its commitment to the conservation of marine species for the triennium 2015-2017.

14 October 2016

2016/022: Troisième Réunion des Signataires (MOS3) du MdE sur le Dugong

Le Secrétariat du Mémorandum d’Entente de la CMS sur la conservation et la gestion des Dugongs et leurs habitats dans l’ensemble de leur aire de répartition (MdE sur le Dugong) a le plaisir d’annon

06 September 2016

Plusieurs pays agissent pour mieux protéger les baleines et les dauphins de la capture accessoire, des produits chimiques et des munitions immergées

Les marsouins communs, les orques et les dauphins communs sont exposés à de nombreuses menaces. La capture accessoire, par exemple, tue de nombreux mammifères marins dans les filets de pêche. Les installations d’énergie marine, le déversement de produits chimiques et les munitions immergées datant des deux guerres mondiales mettent leur vie en danger.

01 September 2016

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Honoured for Outreach and Education Efforts

Bonn, 30 August 2016 - Today, the ASCOBANS Outreach and Education Award was presented to Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), and accepted on behalf of the organization by its Chi

30 August 2016

Countries to Consider Conservation Challenges to Small Cetaceans

Bonn, 29 August 2016 -From 30 August to 1 September 2016, the 8th Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement for the Conservation of Small Cetaceans in the Baltic, North Ea

26 August 2016

Between the Turbines: Consider the Marine Species Affected by Ocean Energy

The ocean harbours immense potential as a source of renewable energy, but accessing that energy can be damaging to marine species and their habitats.

16 August 2016

Cetaceans under Fire: Resolution to Address Threats from Underwater Munitions

Small cetaceans living in European waters – and many other parts of the world – share their home with a legacy from the past: tens of thousands of tonnes of munitions s

09 August 2016

Loud and Too Clear: Underwater Noise Harms Marine Animals

Underwater noise generated by human activity affects a wide variety of species, from crustaceans to cetaceans. At the upcoming 8th Meeting of the Parties to

02 August 2016

PCBs: Phased Out in the 1980s, Still Threatening Dolphins and Porpoises in 2016

Contamination from polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) endangers the health and survival of many cetacean populations.

26 July 2016