Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins

About Us

WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (formerly WDCS) is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. We defend these remarkable creatures against the many threats they face through campaigns, lobbying, advising governments, conservation projects, field research and rescue. Our vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.

WDC is a passionate, global campaigner for whales and dolphins, speaking with emotion and wonder, but always with authority. We make sure our voice is heard by decision makers.

We care about whales and dolphins and we want others to care about them too.

WDC’s core belief is that all whales and dolphins have the right to exist as nature intends, not as humans decide. To be able to live free from hunting, captivity, entanglement in fishing gear and nets, and to swim in clean, noise-free waters where boats won't injure them.

And, if you believe in these rights then you would be right to join us! Read our Supporter Charter.


Find out more about our history and watch our videos detailing some of WDC's achievements in recent years.

Annual Review

WDC audited accounts and financial review for 2014/2015 (2016)

WDC Annual Review 2015 - Celebrating what you have helped us achieve in the past year (2016)

We receive may requests about employment with WDC. When job vacancies arise these are advertised on our jobs page. You can also find out about the various volunteering opportunities we offer within the organization.

WDC is registered as a charity in England and Wales (No. 1014705), and Scotland (SC040231). In the United States we are a registered 501(c)(3) non profit organization.