WDC in action

Whaling, the hunting of whales, continues to be practised by countries such as Japan, Iceland and Norway, with around 2000 whales being killed each year.
Keeping whales and dolphins in captivity is wrong. Capture is traumatic, their lives are shortened in captivity and they are split up from their families.
Whales and dolphin populations are at risk and so they need areas where they are protected from pollution, from fishing nets and hunting, and many other dangers that threaten the places they call home

More about our work to protect whales and dolphins