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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...

captive dolphin

An announcement has been made in India that the government there will not allow any dolphinariums (aquariums that hold dolphins) to be built in the country.

WDC has been campaigning on this issue for many years so we are delighted to hear that holding dolphins in captivity will be banned! We send our thanks and congratulations to the Indian government.

Find out more about captivity and why it’s not good for dolphins.