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Third orca death in 18 months at theme park

Loro Parque tourist attraction in Tenerife, Spain has announced the death of Kohana, a 20-year-old...

WDC’s Shorewatch work shortlisted for nature award

We are thrilled that our Shorewatch programme has been shortlisted in the Citizen Science category...
Image from one of the WDC Risso's dolphin research catalogues

Local community helps piece together Risso’s dolphin puzzle

Thousands of photographs from members of the public have been published today in two WDC...

Tesco joins new initiative to help protect whales and dolphins

Tesco, the UK's largest retailer has joined WDC, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), and the Royal Society...

Ontario government bans acquisition and breeding of orcas

A huge boost was given to the anti captivity movement this week when the government of Ontario, Canada brought in immediate legislation banning the acquisition and breeding of orcas (killer whales) in the province.

In a statement, an official spokesperson expressed the government’s commitment to making sure marine mammals, and all animals in Ontario, are protected and receive the best possible treatment and care.

Earlier in the year, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey also said it would phase out elephants in its traveling circus. This latest news from Canada reflects a growing worldwide change in attitudes towards keeping whales and dolphins in captivity.

Orca in Gefangenschaft