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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...

Poland’s environment minister says no to captive dolphins

Poland’s Environment Minister has been raising his concerns about the practise of keeping dolphins in captivity, and has poured cold water on possible plans to build a dolphinarium in Mszczonów.

In a recent blog, Maciej Grabowski stated that there was no agreement to open a commercial dolphinaria in Poland.

He went on to say that dolphins needed the open space of the ocean and, although the idea to build a captive facility in Poland had aroused interest, the best place to see dolphins was in the wild – in their natural environment.

Grabowski also added that he could not agree with keeping dolphins in captive facilities because they live much shorter lives than they would in the wild.

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