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Celebrating the wonderful world of whales & dolphins
Whale and Dolphin Species Guide
Around 30 species of whales and dolphins have been identified around the United Kingdom.
About whales and dolphins
Find out how whales and dolphins have evolved for life in the marine environment.
How we help whales & dolphins
WDC has 30 years experience of funding conservation and research projects in the UK and elsewhere.
Facts, figures, videos & more
Which whale is the biggest? The fastest dolphin? The deepest diver? Discover the record breakers.
Every whale and dolphin - safe & free
There are 4 vital ways that we are fighting for the survival of whales and dolphins.
Together we can:
Whales and dolphins have a right to live free and healthy lives. These highly intelligent individuals should not suffer for human entertainment.
Commercial whaling is illegal. And yet, every year, Japan, Norway and Iceland kill around 1,500 whales.
Create healthy seas
Commercial fishing, oil and gas drilling, and shipping are threatening the lives of whales and dolphins.
Prevent deaths in nets
Hundreds of thousands of whales and dolphins are accidentally caught and killed in fishing gear every year.
Whales play a vital role in the health of our planet and have the right to life & freedom.
(This is the foundation of all our work)
Coordinated teams on a worldwide mission
We’re protecting whales and dolphins with a truly global effort. Our teams in the UK, USA, Australia, South America and Germany work together.
WDC has been fighting for whales and dolphins for thirty years, both in the UK and elsewhere. Read about some of our achievements over that time.
Read our latest report on what our supporters in the UK and elsewhere have helped us to achieve in the last year.