Corporate Adoptions

Your organisation can adopt orcas, humpbacks and dolphins through WDC and receive a fantastic corporate pack to share with your team!

Why not become a corporate adopter, and enable your company to give back to the environment by supporting a group of humpback whales, orcas or dolphins through WDC?

By choosing to support WDC’s corporate whale and dolphin adoption programme you will be directly helping to secure a safe and free future for these social, intelligent and beautiful creatures. We will send you a special adoption package, so that you will also be able to share the impact of your generous support with staff, partners and customers. You could decide on a species based on your brand characteristics, have a vote in the office or simply pick your favourite!

A WDC corporate adoption is a fantastic way to share your charitable values with your staff and to engage them with further fundraising activities, and we can help by giving lots of support and guidance.  Find out more about fundraising for WDC here:

WDC offers three different packages. To help with your decision, you can read more about the species you can adopt, their individual cultures and characteristics, and the package your company will receive, below:

 

Humpbacks: £500 minimum donation, plus £500 fundraising target.

The humpback whale is renowned for being one of the most energetic of the large whales, and can be distinguished by their large size, knobbly head and 5m long flippers. Male humpbacks sing the longest, most complex songs in the animal kingdom, that are even divided into 'verses' and sung in a specific order, which may last for as long as half an hour.

Humpback whales make long journeys, and can travel at 25 mph, but move more slowly during migration, resting and socialising along the way. Each population of humpbacks has its own migration route; generally they spend the winter in warm, low latitudes or tropical waters breeding and giving birth, and the spring, summer and autumn feeding in cooler, high latitude polar waters.

More than 250,000 humpbacks were killed in past whaling operations. Many humpback populations are recovering but some are still endangered as a result of habitat loss; chemical and noise pollution; entanglement in fishing nets and lack of food.

You can adopt Pepper, Salt, Reflection and Midnight. These four charismatic humpback whales are part of the humpback whale population who spend the summer months around the coast of New England, USA.

Your humpback whale adoption pack will include:

  • Adoption certificate for display at your place of work, plus a digital version for your website to showcase your wonderful support.
  • Information pack about the whales you are supporting, plus a digital version that can be shared with your team, and customers.
  • Your support will be highlighted on whales.org, and will feature in our annual review.
  • Monthly email newsletters providing you with updates and images on your adopted whales and WDC’s work.
  • Fundraising support for events and acknowledgement of support on the WDC socials.
  • Complimentary copies of our award winning magazine ‘Whale & Dolphin’ every 3 months which feature your adoption whales and how your support is helping to protect whales and dolphins around the world.
  • A goody bag, containing stickers, tote bags and other WDC merchandise to use as staff or customer rewards/incentives.

 

Orcas: £1,000 minimum donation, plus £1,000 fundraising target

Orcas are the most widely distributed of all whales and dolphins, found in every ocean. They are complex, highly social, and have different cultures – they have their own civilisation under the sea!  In orca populations, knowledge is passed down to younger individuals from their elders. They are top predators, yes, but not the vicious “whale killers” that the ancient mariners thought them to be.

Orcas worldwide face a number of threats. They have been targeted for capture to be sold to theme parks like SeaWorld, in which they spend their lives in small concrete tanks, away from their families with little space to swim. In the wild they also face a lack of food, chemical and noise pollution, increasing ship traffic, harassment, conflict with fisheries, habitat loss and risk of oil spills.  In some regions – Greenland, Japan, Indonesia, and some Caribbean islands – they are also still the victims of hunting.  

You can adopt Bend, Fife, Holly and Simoom. These four amazing orcas are part of the Northern Resident population who spend the summer months around British Columbia, Canada.

Your orca adoption pack will include:

  • Adoption certificate for display at your place of work, plus a digital version for your website to showcase your wonderful support.
  • Help organising a special screening of the award-winning documentary Blackfish for staff, or a Skype Q&A or webchat with one of WDC’s experts on a whale/dolphin related topic of your choice.  
  • Fundraising support for events and acknowledgement of support on the WDC socials.
  • A special mounted photograph of your adoption orcas to display at your place of work
  • Your support will be highlighted on whales.org, and will feature in our annual review, as well as in a copy of our supporter magazine (which has a circulation of 17,000 supporters)
  • Information pack about the whales you are supporting, plus a digital version that can be shared with your team, and customers.
  • Monthly email newsletters providing you with updates and images on your adopted whale or dolphin, and WDC’s work.
  • Complimentary copies of our award-winning magazine Whale & Dolphin every 3 months which features your adoption orcas and how your support is making a difference to whales and dolphins around the world.
  • A goody bag, containing WDC T-shirts, stickers, tote bags and other WDC merchandise to use as staff or customer rewards/incentives.


Dolphins: £5,000 +

There are many different types of dolphin, but the most well-known are the common bottlenose dolphins.  These dolphins are extremely inquisitive and playful, highly intelligent and sociable and highly surface active. They can often be seen doing amazing acrobatics, such as lobtailing, breaching, spyhopping and bowriding on ships and large whales, and playing with fish, seaweed or marine debris.

They can often be found in small groups associating with other species of dolphins, whales, and even sharks and sea turtles. They are known to co-operate with local fishermen, driving fish towards shore into nets.

Unfortunately, bottlenose dolphins still die through accidental capture in fishing nets, and face other terrible threats like drive hunting in Japan and other countries, pollution, and habitat degradation. In some countries they are still captured live and sold into captivity for public display.

You can adopt Kesslet, Moonlight, Sundance, Mischief, Rainbow and Spirit. These six inquisitive bottlenose dolphins live around the coastline of the Moray Firth, Scotland.

Your pack will include:

  • A tour of WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre for your employees, where you could spot the dolphins you are helping to support!
  • Adoption plaque for display at your place of work, plus a digital certificate for your website to showcase your wonderful support.
  • Information pack about the dolphins, plus a digital version that can be shared with your team, and customers.
  • A special mounted photograph of your adoption dolphins to display at your place of work.
  • A special ‘thank you’ video to your team, plus a personal update twice a year from, from WDC’s ‘adopt a dolphin’ field officer, Charlie Phillips.
  • Your support will be highlighted on whales.org and will feature in our annual review, as well as in our supporter magazine (which has a circulation of 17,000 supporters)
  • A direct ‘thank you’ to your company on Facebook or Twitter (WDC has a reach of over 300k followers across both channels)
  • Fundraising support for events and acknowledgement of support on the WDC socials.
  • Monthly email newsletters providing you with updates and images on your adopted whale or dolphin, and WDC’s work.
  • A Skype Q&A or webchat with one of WDC’s experts on a whale/dolphin related topic of your choice. 
  • Complimentary copies of our award-winning magazine Whale & Dolphin every 3 months which features your adoption dolphins and how your support is making a difference to whales and dolphins around the world.
  • A goody bag, containing WDC T-shirts, stickers, tote bags and other WDC merchandise to use as staff or customer rewards/incentives.