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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...

Controversial Arizona dolphinarium set for October opening

A new dolphinarium that has been built in the Arizona desert is set to open on October 15th according to the company’s website.

The construction of the Mexican-owned Dolphinaris, which has the potential to hold up to 12 dolphins, has come in for widespread criticism from the local community and beyond.

So far, three male dolphins and two females have been brought in from California. The facility will offer swim-with packages, despite the potential dangers involved in taking part such activities and negative impact on the dolphins.

Find out more about why whales and dolphins should not be held in captivity.

About George Berry

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