North America

Licence to krill: why the US Navy trains whales, dolphins and sea lions

The US Navy has trained dolphins and sea lions since the Vietnam war – ‘technology is no match for the animals’ for certain missions

01 May 2019

Study: Conservation Priorities for Shark and Ray Species included and proposed for inclusion in Annex 1 to the CMS Sharks MOU

The Sharks MOU has defined general objectives for the conservation and management of species and populations listed in Annex 1 of the MOU, which are further detailed in a global Conservation Plan for migratory Sharks (Annex 3 to the MOU).
18 October 2015

'A deaf whale is a dead whale': US navy sonars could be cause of strandings

Marine researchers speculate noise pollution in the Pacific is disrupting whales’ vital abilities to hear and migrate – and driving them ashore at an alarming rate

14 June 2015

Faszinierende Fotos: Killerwale auf Kuschelkurs

Erstmals haben Forscher Schwertwale mit einer Drohne beobachtet. Die beeindruckenden Aufnahmen vor Kanadas Nordwestküste zeigen den Gesundheitszustand der Meeressäuger - und ihren Spieltrieb.

09 June 2015

Los barcos reducen su velocidad en California para salvar ballenas

Las embarcaciones reciben 2.500 dólares por evitar colisionar con los cetáceos y de paso disminuir la contaminación ambiental

31 August 2014

Neufundland: Kanadisches Dorf fürchtet explodierenden Wal

Nur gucken, nicht anfassen! Am Strand von Trout River auf Neufundland liegt ein 25 Meter langer, toter Blauwal. Er droht womöglich zu explodieren. Was tun?

30 April 2014

Dead blue whale 'might explode' in Newfoundland town

The residents of a town on Canada's Newfoundland island fear a blue whale carcass that washed up on its boardwalk last week could explode at any time.

29 April 2014

WHMSI - Migratory Species: Biological, Cultural, and Economic Assets of the Americas

WHMSI (the Western Hemisphere Migratory Species Initiative) seeks to contribute significantly to the conservation of the migratory species of the Western Hemisphere by strengthening communication and cooperation among nations, international conventions and civil society, and by expanding constituencies and political support. The initiative includes all migratory species, covering taxa as diverse as birds, marine turtles, marine and terrestrial mammals, fish and invertebrates.

06 March 2014