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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...

Symbolic ban on dolphin captivity announced in Mexico

Mexico’s Legislative Assembly has taken a significant step in the right direction regarding dolphin captivity in the country by announcing a ban on dolphin shows and dolphin assisted therapy in the Federal District of Mexico.

There are two facilities in the District, Six Flag, and la Feria Chapultepec (which does not keep dolphins at present). The modified law does not apply to the rest of Mexico but does represent a symbolic and significant step towards a wider ban in the country, which has more than 30 facilities with approximately 300 dolphins held captive.

A new system of fines will apply to anyone who violates the new laws, and the facilities have been given three months to comply.

The Environment Commission’s president, Lopez Adame reiterated that Dolphin Discovery Six Flags Mexico is ranked as the sixth worst dolphinaria in America.

Keeping whales and dolphins in tanks is wrong. Wild whales and dolphins can travel up to one hundred miles a day, distances that they can never hope to reach trapped in a small concrete tank.

WDC is working to create wild sea sanctuaries for whales and dolphins

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