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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...

Mark Berman

We are deeply saddened to hear that Mark Berman of Earth Island Institute in the United States has passed away. Mark was a very dedicated and committed dolphin conservationist who many of us at WDC had the pleasure of working with over the years. He was fantastic at keeping like-minded groups and individuals up to date on issues close to our hearts and, in the days before email, would use up the whole of our fax roll every week making sure we had the information we needed to do our jobs helping whales and dolphins. One of the best and a real gentleman, he will be greatly missed.

Our thoughts go out to his friends, family and colleagues at this very difficult time.

About Cathy Williamson

Cathy Williamson was policy manager of our End Captivity Programme until July 2021.