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Third orca death in 18 months at theme park

Loro Parque tourist attraction in Tenerife, Spain has announced the death of Kohana, a 20-year-old...

WDC’s Shorewatch work shortlisted for nature award

We are thrilled that our Shorewatch programme has been shortlisted in the Citizen Science category...
Image from one of the WDC Risso's dolphin research catalogues

Local community helps piece together Risso’s dolphin puzzle

Thousands of photographs from members of the public have been published today in two WDC...

Tesco joins new initiative to help protect whales and dolphins

Tesco, the UK's largest retailer has joined WDC, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), and the Royal Society...

The Pacific Rim Whale Festival Gets Underway

On the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, the small communities of Tofino and Ucluelet are gearing up for the Pacific Rim Whale Festival which begins on the 17th March and marks the opening of the region’s famed whale watching season, and also the annual migration of over 20, 000 gray whales on their 13, 000 km journey from the waters of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula to the Bering Sea.

The nine days and nights of events are considered to make up one of the biggest festivals in the world. The event is operated by volunteers and includes art shows, workshops and field trips all designed to celebrate the regions traditions, unique environment and the spring return of the gray whale.

More information here