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E-tracking marine predators to protect Southern Ocean’s rich feeding grounds

Scientists from a number of institutions collaborated to collect data on 17 marine birds and mammals such as penguins, albatrosses, seals and whales in the ocean around Antarctica

Canada bans capture and breeding of dolphins, whales

The bill, first proposed in 2015 and now awaiting symbolic royal approval

Fin whale, mountain gorilla populations rise amid conservation action

The mountain gorilla has been moved from the 'critically endangered' category to 'endangered'

A rare glimpse into the world of the Red Sea’s dolphins and whales

A new report will supply some information needed for science based conservation measures in the Red Sea

Building SA’s coastline for leisure activities may harm the protection of sea life

120 000 jobs will be created by 2030, but conservationists warn of harm from a history of SA's noncompliance with environmental regulations.

Motor engine noise severely impacts marine life

Levels of noise similar to those at a rock concert are bombarding the world’s marine life, making it harder for them to hunt and to detect predators.

New Zealand conservationists battle with whale strandings

In the second mass stranding in a week, 13 whales have beached on an NZ coastline as conservationists attempt to prevent more such natural tragedies.

Extremely rare whale washes up on Venice beach

A rare whale that has a dolphin-shaped head and saber-like teeth has been found dead on Los Angeles' Venice Beach.

Australia and Japan face off at UN over whaling

The battle over Japan's controversial whaling program is moving from the high seas to the United Nations' highest court.

Five whales taken out to sea in Cape Town

Five of 19 pilot whales that beached at Noordhoek Beach in Cape Town have been taken out to sea.

Three men injured after whale lands on their boat

Three men were injured when a whale breached off the PE coastline and landed on their inflatable boat, the National Sea Rescue Institute said.

Whalers and watchers battle in Iceland

A slick black head breaks the surface, drawing shrieks from whale watchers in a lucrative activity that some say should replace whale hunts.

Dolphin slaughter in Japan turns sea red

Taiji's annual cull of bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales continues despite growing international condemnation.

From whale to jail …

Move over poachers. Whale watching in the Eastern Cape has taken over as the hot new eco-crime.

Cape whales face new threat

Project would boost production at the refinery, allowing PetroSA to continue exploring South Africa's southern and western coasts.

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