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Humpback whale underwater

Climate giants – how whales can help save the world

We know that whales, dolphins and porpoises are amazing beings with complex social and family...
Black Sea common dolphins © Elena Gladilina

The dolphin and porpoise casualties of the war in Ukraine

Rare, threatened subspecies of dolphins and porpoises live in the Black Sea along Ukraine's coast....
WDC's Ed Fox, Chris Butler-Stroud and Carla Boreham take a message from the ocean to parliament

Taking a message from the ocean to parliament

It's a sad fact that whales and dolphins don't vote in human elections, but I...
Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

The whale trappers are back with their cruel experiment

Anyone walking past my window might have heard my groan of disbelief at the news...
Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and...
Tokitae in captivity

Talking to TUI – will they stop supporting whale and dolphin captivity?

Last Thursday I travelled to Berlin for a long-anticipated meeting with TUI senior executives. I...

Earth Day Q&A with Waipapa Bay Wines’ marketing director, Fran Draper

We've been partnered with Waipapa Bay Wines since 2019 so for this year's Earth Day,...
Orcas at the seabed

The secrets of orca beach life

Rubbing on smooth pebbles is a generations-old cultural tradition for a particular group of orcas...

Scallop dredging in Cardigan Bay

Many thanks to all WDC supporters who responded to the Welsh Government consultation on opening up Cardigan Bay Special Area of Conservation to scallop dredging, and to those who signed our petition.

We presented the petition of 27,000 signatories to the Minister for Natural Resources – Carl Sergeant – on the 15th February, just before the consultation closed and asked to meet him to represent your views. We have just had the following response:

“I have read the comments you supplied, which do indeed convey strong feeling towards protecting the environment and demonstrate the value people attach to this part of Wales due to its special qualities and the time they enjoyed spending there.”

which is a great acknowledgement of the strength of feeling that has been provided to Welsh government, however, in response to a request for a meeting he simply says:

“I will not, at present, be able to discuss this further with you…”

Welsh Government work will be in suspended animation from the end of this month due to the forthcoming elections. We do not expect a decision until there is a new administration later in May. We are meeting Welsh government fisheries officials in a couple of weeks and we will be pushing for a decision to produce a more sustainable fishery management policy as soon as the new Administration is in place.