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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...

Plastic carrier bag charge could help whales and dolphins

An announcement by the Scottish government that it is introducing a 5p charge on carrier bags has been welcomed by WDC.

The charges, which will begin in October 2014, have been set up to reduce harmful litter on beaches and in the sea.

Whales and dolphins can die after swallowing or becoming entangled in plastic bags and packaging.

More about pollution.

About George Berry

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