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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...

Dolphinarium to close in Finland

WDC welcomes reports that the only dolphinarium operating in Finland, in the Särkänniemi amusement park in Tampere, is due to close. It’s closure will mean one less dolphinarium in the European Union, of which there are currently 32 operating, a situation WDC has long been campaigning to change (read our report).

It is currently unclear where the dolphins will go once the dolphinarium closes. Four are currently held in captivity there: Delfi and Veera were captured in US waters in 1984. Leevi was born in captivity at the park in 1993 and Eeevertti in 1996.

http://uk.whales.org/sites/default/files/eu-dolphinaria-report-2015.pdf

About George Berry

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