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A great Christmas gift. Adopt now!

Choose a named dolphin, humpback or orca to adopt this Christmas.

Get regular updates with fascinating insights into their lives. Receive magazines, stickers, badges and more…

Can you spare ten seconds to help us secure £100,000?

We’re in with a real chance of securing a game-changing donation that could genuinely make all the difference in our fight to end captivity.

A great Christmas gift. Adopt now!

Choose a named dolphin, humpback or orca to adopt this Christmas.

Get regular updates with fascinating insights into their lives. Receive magazines, stickers, badges and more…

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Morgan the orca

Can you spare ten seconds to help us secure £100,000?

We’re in with a real chance of securing a game-changing donation that could genuinely make all the difference in our fight to end captivity.

Flippin' Awesome

Celebrating the wonderful world of whales & dolphins

Humpback whale spyhop

Whale and Dolphin Species Guide

Around 30 species of whales and dolphins have been identified around the United Kingdom.

Group of bottlenose dolphins underwater

About whales and dolphins

Find out how whales and dolphins have evolved for life in the marine environment.

Humpback whale breaching

How we help whales & dolphins

WDC has 30 years experience of funding conservation and research projects in the UK and elsewhere.

Bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth

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:

Corky - Orca at Seaworld

End captivity

Whales and dolphins have a right to live free and healthy lives. These highly intelligent individuals should not suffer for human entertainment.

Japanese whaler with harpoon hunting minke whales

Stop whaling

Commercial whaling is illegal. And yet, every year, Japan, Norway and Iceland kill around 1,500 whales.

Humpback whale tail in Antarctica

Create healthy seas

Commercial fishing, oil and gas drilling, and shipping are threatening the lives of whales and dolphins.

Common dolphin caught in fishing net

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)

WDC whale tail logo

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.

Beach clean to help whales and dolphins

Our successes

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.

Pod of dolphins in Moray Firth

Annual Review

Read our latest report on what our supporters in the UK and elsewhere have helped us to achieve in the last year.

Pod of orcas in Far East Russia