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Common dolphin

Government fails to keep marine ‘super year’ promise

WDC together with other conservation charities have criticised the UK Government for failing to meet...
Salt the humpback whale © Tim Stenton

WDC partners with leading digital asset platform WhaleFin

WhaleFin, powered by Amber Group, is the latest business to sign up to WDC's Climate...
Common bottlenose dolphin

New claims over use of dolphins for military purposes

Reports from the Mediterranean claim that the Israeli military has been deploying dolphins in recent...
Atlantic white-sided dolphin

EU countries condemn hunt of Atlantic white-sided dolphins in Faroe Islands

Member countries of the European Union (EU) have issued a strongly-worded statement to the International...

No decision yet on the release of killer whale Morgan

Following the latest round in the ongoing court battle to release Morgan the orca back in to the wild, a Dutch court has ruled that Morgan will remain in captivity for at least another six weeks whilst a final decision on her release is considered.

Morgan has been held captive since she was taken from the Wadden sea in June 2010. She was malnourished and was transferred to the Dolfinarium Harderwijk, near Amsterdam on the agreement that she was to be released back to the ocean once her condition improved.

Sadly, The Dutch dolphinarium nursed her back to health, but refused to release her back into the wild. Animal welfare groups, including WDC, have called for Morgan to be rehabilitated and released, but Morgan was eventually sent to Loro Parque, Spain, where she has now become part of the daily orca shows performing tricks for tourists.