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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...

Beachgoers cause death of baby dolphin

Holiday makers in Argentina have been criticised for causing the tragic death of a baby franciscana dolphin after removing the calf from shallow waters on a popular beach.

The crowd of people at the beach resort of Santa Teresita paraded the calf around, with many of the holiday makers posing to have selfies taken with the poor dolphin.

Many species of whale or dolphin rapidly dehydrate and can die very quickly if removed from the water.

The franciscana dolphin is one of the most threatened dolphins in the Southern Atlantic Ocean and WDC’s Argentinian office is working to protect this species – find out more

 Dolphin dies after holiday makers remove it from the sea