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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...

Dolphin reality TV show stopped

A campaign by a coalition of marine mammal scientists and animal protection NGOs, including WDC, has successfully prevented filming of a new reality TV show, “Dolphins with the Stars” in Portugal.

The show, which tasks celebrities to train individual captive dolphins to perform choreographed routines and tricks before live audiences, has angered the Dolphinaria-Free Europe coalition, which works to end the exploitation of dolphins and whales in captivity. Already broadcast in Lithuania, the TV programme concept of “Dolphins with the Stars” has reportedly been sold to European countries.  

Dolphins in captivity in Europe

Image: Dolphins are held in captivity in marine parks in many European countries. Photo © WDC