The Cove – shedding light on a nasty secret

Congratulations to the courageous film makers of The Cove which won an Oscar! See trailer here. The images depicted in the documentary raise in us some pretty strong emotions – but I think it is so important that we channel that in the right direction. Whilst I disagree wholeheartedly with the practice depicted in this […]

Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary a Paper Tiger?

The Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary was established in 1994 by the International Whaling Commission, with 23 countries supporting it and Japan opposing it. It covers 50 million square kilometres of ocean surrounding Antarctica. I remember throughout the 1980s writing letters to environment ministers diligently pushing for the sanctuary. But is it a ‘paper tiger’? On […]