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Corky the orca completes 47th year in captivity

This weekend (Sunday 11th) marks 47 years that the longest held captive orca Corky, has been kept confined in a tank. Corky was taken from her family in the wild in 1969 when she was only about four years old.  She remains one of only a few wild-caught individuals still alive and the only Northern Resident left in captivity.

Good news for WDC dolphin hunt campaign

We have received another boost to our campaign to stop airlines transporting dolphins around the world and fueling the captivity industry.

Air India has joined the growing list of major airlines that have now confirmed to us that they will not carry live dolphins taken from cruel hunts in Japan on their aircraft. 

Yogscast Christmas Jingle Jam raises $1m in first five days

The 2016 Yogscast Christmas Jingle Jam has had an amazing start with over $1 million being raised in just the first five days. 

The UK-based YouTube gaming sensations have over 7 million subscribers and during the holiday season they like to give a little back to the world for letting them play video games for a living.

Captive dolphin park to be sued following dolphin death

Aicko, a young male dolphin held captive in a marine park in the North-West of France, has passed away.  

Aicko, who was six, was often kept isolated in a tank and animal rights groups are now preparing to sue the park on the grounds of animal abuse.

Despite the park's officials stating that Aicko died of an illness, reports have surfaced recently that claim he was becoming more and more distressed after being taken away from his mother and moved from Parc Astérix to Planète Sauvage in January 2015.

Mother of captive beluga whale dies days after death of her calf

Aurora, a beluga whale kept captive at the Vancouver Acquarium in Canada since 1990 has died just days after her calf passed away suddenly.

The Vancouver Parks Board has said that the deaths are a turning point and that it is time to take stock on any future decision to continue to keep whales at the facility.

Aurora's death took place shortly after her calf, Qila - the first beluga whale to be born in captivity in Canada, died earlier in the week at the age of 21.

WDC joins international whale and dolphin conservation meeting

WDC's team are currently representing whales and dolphins at the international ACCOBAMS meeting (The Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea). 

This is the sixth time the Parties (23 countries) have met and the 20th anniversary of the Agreement, which aims to adopt conservation measures proposed by a scientific panel (committee).

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