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Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we're working hard to bring whales and the ocean into...
Humpback whale underwater

Climate giants – how whales can help save the world

We know that whales, dolphins and porpoises are amazing beings with complex social and family...
Black Sea common dolphins © Elena Gladilina

The dolphin and porpoise casualties of the war in Ukraine

Rare, threatened subspecies of dolphins and porpoises live in the Black Sea along Ukraine's coast....
WDC's Ed Fox, Chris Butler-Stroud and Carla Boreham take a message from the ocean to parliament

Taking a message from the ocean to parliament

It's a sad fact that whales and dolphins don't vote in human elections, but I...
Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

The whale trappers are back with their cruel experiment

Anyone walking past my window might have heard my groan of disbelief at the news...
Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and...
Tokitae in captivity

Talking to TUI – will they stop supporting whale and dolphin captivity?

Last Thursday I travelled to Berlin for a long-anticipated meeting with TUI senior executives. I...

Earth Day Q&A with Waipapa Bay Wines’ marketing director, Fran Draper

We've been partnered with Waipapa Bay Wines since 2019 so for this year's Earth Day,...

Special Event at Spey Bay Dolphin Centre on August 1st

An Evening with Charlie and Mark At the WDCS Scottish Dolphin Centre Spey Bay

 

from 19.30 on August 1st

The evening will consist of two intertwined presentations:

Why Won’t Whaling Die?

Mark Simmonds will explore this perplexing question by considering our relationship with whales and dolphins through the ages with particular reference to the intertwined history of the British and ‘whale-kind’

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Mark is the International Director of Science of the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society and a member of the UK delegation to the International Whaling Commission. He is the survivor of 19 consecutive meetings of the IWC (which means more than 20 solid months of meetings) and comes ‘hot-foot’ from the latest meeting in Panama in July. He is also the author/an editor of Whales and Dolphins of the World, Whales and Dolphins – Culture, Cognition and Human Perceptions, and many other articles and scientific papers.   

In The Company of Dolphins

Charlie Phillips will talk about the ecology of the resident population of Bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth (and beyond) illustrated with far too many photographs and many, many silly stories about watching, studying and photographing these amazing animals.

 

Charlie is a renowned photographer and naturalist who has been monitoring the dolphins and other wildlife of the Moray Firth for over 20 years and is the head of the WDCS Adopt a Dolphin programme in his role of WDCS Field Officer although why he tries to find dolphins in a field is a bit confusing…he has articles and images published in magazines, journals and books worldwide.  

 

THERE WILL BE A COLLECTION DURING THE EVENING TO SUPPORT THE WORK OF WDCS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.