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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...
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Las Vegas dolphin facility to close

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas is to permanently close....

WDC citizen science project nominated for Scottish nature award

The success of WDC's Shorewatch programme was acknowledged recently after being nominated in the Citizen...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Switzerland Bans Import Of Dolphins For Captive Shows

Swiss authorities have announced that the import of dolphins (and whales) will be banned, a decision that effectively ends any new captive whale and dolphin shows in the country. 

Currently, Connyland is the only animal park in Switzerland where dolphins are kept with three remaining at the facility after the controversial deaths of two dolphins last year.

The decision means that the remaining dolphins will live out their days at the Connyland facility.

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