This week we’re celebrating this incredible decision from the International Whaling Commission (IWC). Lost and abandoned fishing gear – ghost gear – is the biggest threat to whales and other marine life
In 1987, Jan and Pete Bevington set up Hillswick Wildlife Sanctuary – working closely with the local community, fishermen and vets – to rescue seals, otters, whales and dolphins in difficulty on the islands’ rugged and hostile coastline.
With only four vets in the entire country and an overwhelming population of stray dogs, the welfare situation is serious. We're working towards humane solutions to the issues that cause fear, misunderstanding and a divide between a community and their dogs.
Whale watchers are being reminded to give visiting whales space. This follows footage of a southern right whale and calf in Wellington Harbor being closely followed by a recreational boat earlier this week.
We’ve successfully lobbied the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) to protect marine animals by tagging fishing nets. This significant decision means sea animals will be less likely to be killed or entangled in lost or abandoned fishing gear