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Large number of dolphins moved to Abu Dhabi marine park

Up to 24 captive bottlenose dolphins have reportedly been sent to a new SeaWorld theme...
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Success! Removal of last river dams to help threatened orcas in the US

Great news has emerged from the US concerning our work to protect the endangered orca...

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....

Greek education ministry advises school trips to avoid captive facilities

The education authorities in Greece have issued new advice for teachers when planning school trips with their pupils, with particular reference to the issue of keeping wildlife in captivity.

One of the recommendations from the Ministry is that when planning such trips, “places where animals are kept in captivity for commercial purposes are to be avoided because this does not abide by the principles of education, which places importance on the awareness for the protection and respect for the natural environment, the adoption of similar standards of conduct and the creation of responsible personalities with social and humanitarian values”.

Greece currently has one zoo in Athens which holds bottlenose dolphins. The waters around Greece are home to bottlenose, striped and common dolphins as well as sperm whales and Cuvier’s beaked whales in the deep waters off the southern mainland.

About George Berry

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