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UK Government urged to phase-out single-use plastics by 2025 not 2042

UK Government urged to phase-out single-use plastics by 2025 not 2042

4,000 billion pieces of unnecessary single-use plastic waste could be consumed in the UK between...
Scientists offer help to Putin to help free captured whales

Scientists offer help to Putin to help free captured whales

A group of scientists representing a range of international organisations, including WDC, have written to...
WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre welcomes five new volunteers

WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre welcomes five new volunteers

WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre welcomed a wonderful group of new volunteers this week who will...
Candidate conservation areas earmarked in Western Indian Ocean and Arabian Seas

Candidate conservation areas earmarked in Western Indian Ocean and Arabian Seas

Scientists and observers from 15 different countries have met to map important habitats for marine...

Wild killer whales to be held captive in winter Olympics host city

WDC has received information that two of a group of wild-caught killer whales being held near Vladivostok will soon to be flown across Russia to the dolphinarium in Sochi, which is also host city for the 2014 winter Olympics.

Narnia - captured orca in RussiaThese will be the first orcas ever displayed in public in Russia and the dolphinarium will be hoping to make money during the Olympics by holding them captive.  Sadly, these two orcas will have to endure a stressful journey, flying across seven time zones, some 7,427 kilometres (4,614 miles) to spend the rest of what remains of their lives in a small tank.