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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...
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Las Vegas dolphin facility to close

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas is to permanently close....

WDC citizen science project nominated for Scottish nature award

The success of WDC's Shorewatch programme was acknowledged recently after being nominated in the Citizen...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Ontario to ban orca breeding and imports

The government in Ontario, Canada, has introduced legislation that would prohibit the import of any more orcas into the province to be help in captivity. Furthermore, the new law would also ban the breeding of orcas.

The legislation forms part of changes to the ‘Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act’ which would also impose stricter standards of care for all marine mammals in captivity. If passed, the new legislation will be in place by the summer.

At present only one orca, Kiska, is held in captivity in Ontario at Marineland.

Find out more about the history of orcas held in Canadian marine parks.

About George Berry

George is a member of WDC's Communications team and website coordinator.