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Iceland to monitor whale hunt cruelty

Following our call for an investigation into violations of the Icelandic Whaling and Animal Welfare...
Beluga whales in the wild

Beluga whale in River Seine dies after rescue attempt

A beluga whale that became trapped in the River Seine in France has sadly had...
Tilikum, the father of Nakai. © Paul Wigmore

Orca Nakai dies at SeaWorld San Diego

SeaWorld San Diego has announced the death of the orca Nakai. The 20-year-old male orca...
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin © Mike Bossley/WDC

Last captive Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin to be freed in South Korea

Bibongi, the last Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin held in captivity in South Korea, is to be...

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.