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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...

Controversial dolphinarium opens in Phuket

A new dolphinarium has opened in Phuket, Thailand despite widespread opposition from both local campaigners and overseas.

Five dolphins and two seals are on display at the marine park. Despite assurances from the owner that the dolphins were born in captivity and came from the Ukraine, there is concern that they may have originated in Japan, where many dolphins are supplied to the captivity industry by the fishermen from the notorious annual drive hunts in Taiji.

The dolphins are being held together in a single, round tank in the tropical resort. A recent survey in a local paper revealed that 98% of tourists and 95% of Thais were against the opening of the marine park.

About George Berry

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