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Faroes dolphin hunt review – disappointing is an understatement

I wasn't alone in hoping that substantial changes would be made as a result of...
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We told them this would happen! Time to halt cruel whale experiments

An ill-conceived and so far ill-fated joint US/ Norwegian experiment to test minke whales' reaction...
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Give the ocean a chance – our message from the UN Ocean Conference

I'm looking out over the River Tejo in Lisbon, Portugal, reflecting on the astounding resilience...
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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...
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Climate giants – how whales can help save the world

We know that whales, dolphins and porpoises are amazing beings with complex social and family...
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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...

Concerns grow over orca capture rumours

WDC is very concerned at reports that three orcas have been captured in Russia’s Sea of Okhotsk by the same company that captured a female orca, Narnia, in 2012. Narnia is being held at the Seaside dolphinarium in Nakhodka in Far East Russia. She is one of 45 orcas being held in 11 facilities in seven countries around the world. 

Every year, the Russian government gives quotas for the capture of orcas in its Far East waters. This year’s quota is 10. 

Since 1999, the Far East Russia Orca Project (FEROP) has been studying orcas off Kamchatka in Far East Russia. Its work is vitally important to demonstrate the impact of any captures on Russia’s orca populations and help encourage an end to orca captures in Russia. 

About Cathy Williamson

Cathy Williamson was policy manager of our End Captivity Programme until July 2021.