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Amazon river dolphins leaping

Endangered river dolphins die in Amazon drought

Over 100 endangered pink river dolphins have died in an area of the Amazon over...
Fin whale

Short and cruel hunt season ends in Iceland

The shortened Icelandic fin whale hunts season has finished with a final total of 23...
Bottlenose dolphins breaching

Landmark report reveals UK wildlife’s devastating decline

With whales and dolphins already facing many threats, a landmark report released this week reveals...
Dolphins with oil rig

Go ahead for new UK oil and gas exploration threatens whales and dolphins

Permission has been granted for the development of the UK's biggest untapped oilfield off Shetland,...

Vancouver Park Board votes to end whale and dolphin captivity at aquarium

WDC welcomes the news that the Vancouver Park Board voted unanimously last week to end whale and dolphin captivity at the Vancouver Aquarium. The Aquarium is situated in the city’s Stanley Park, which is run by the Park Board. 

The Aquarium had already said it no longer intended to keep whales or dolphins after 2029 but had announced plans in February to bring back a number of beluga whales currently on loan at other marine parks. This followed the unexplained deaths of the aquarium’s two remaining beluga whales last year. Three other species are held at the park – harbour porpoise, false killer whale and Pacific white-sided dolphin. A decision has still to be made on whether they can remain at the aquarium or will be moved. 

About George Berry

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