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Humpback whale underwater

Climate giants – how whales can help save the world

We know that whales, dolphins and porpoises are amazing beings with complex social and family...
Black Sea common dolphins © Elena Gladilina

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...
Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

The whale trappers are back with their cruel experiment

Anyone walking past my window might have heard my groan of disbelief at the news...
Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and...
Tokitae in captivity

Talking to TUI – will they stop supporting whale and dolphin captivity?

Last Thursday I travelled to Berlin for a long-anticipated meeting with TUI senior executives. I...

Earth Day Q&A with Waipapa Bay Wines’ marketing director, Fran Draper

We've been partnered with Waipapa Bay Wines since 2019 so for this year's Earth Day,...
Orcas at the seabed

The secrets of orca beach life

Rubbing on smooth pebbles is a generations-old cultural tradition for a particular group of orcas...

London creates a storm against Taiji hunts

On Friday, 7th November, dedicated WDC volunteer, John Faulkes, attended a protest outside the Embassy of Japan in London, calling on Japan to end its cruel dolphin hunts. Here, in words and pictures, he recounts the experience. 

“On Friday the 7th of November I was at the biggest dolphin protest I have ever been to. It was outside the Japanese embassy in London.  There was a huge turnout, about 300-500 people turned up, including families with young children.  Everyone was cheering, blowing whistles, chanting and waving banners all day long. Cars were beeping support as they drove by. 

I was very excited to hear Ric O’Barry was planning to turn up and even more excited when I managed to meet him in person. That really made my day and year.  It was such a pleasure to meet him.  All in all it was great day and seeing all the support for stopping the Taiji hunts was fantastic. I lose my voice every time I go but it’s well worth it, I can’t wait for the next one!” 

Find out how you can help end the dolphin hunts.

About Cathy Williamson

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