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Mindful conservation – why we need a new respect for nature

'We should look at whales and dolphins as the indigenous people of the seas -...
tins of whale meat

How Japan’s whaling industry is trying to convince people to eat whales

Japan's hunters kill hundreds of whales every year despite the fact that hardly anyone in...
Common dolphins © Christopher Swann

Did you know dolphins have personalities?

Kidzone - quick links Fun Facts Our Goals Curious kids Kids blogs Fantastic fundraisers Gallery...
Microplastics on beach

Blue whales and the menace of microplastics – how we’ll solve this problem

Our love affair with plastic began in the 1950s when it revolutionised manufacturing. But what...
A dolphin called Arnie with his shell.

Dolphins catch fish using giant shell tools

In Shark Bay, Australia, two groups of dolphins have figured out how to use tools...
Common dolphins at surface

Did you know that dolphins have unique personalities?

We all have personalities, and between the work Christmas party and your family get-together, perhaps...
Leaping harbour porpoise

The power of harbour porpoise poo

We know we need to save the whale to save the world. Now we are...
Holly. Image: Miray Campbell

Meet Holly, she’s an incredible orca leader

Let me tell you the story of an awe-inspiring orca with a fascinating family story...

South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary: one step closer

From March 19th to 21st in Praia do Forte, Brazil, WDC attended the South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary Workshop. Attending were the International Whaling Commission (IWC) Chair, the Hon. Jeannine Compton-Antoine (from St. Lucia) and representatives of Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Gabón, Germany, Ivory Coast, México, Niger, Saint Kitts & Nevis, South Africa, Uruguay, United Kingdom and USA.

WDC was present at the workshop, arguing in support of this proposal which will be presented at this year’s IWC meeting in September in Slovenia.

Argentine delegate talking in support of SAWS