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Large number of dolphins moved to Abu Dhabi marine park

Up to 24 captive bottlenose dolphins have reportedly been sent to a new SeaWorld theme...
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Success! Removal of last river dams to help threatened orcas in the US

Great news has emerged from the US concerning our work to protect the endangered orca...

More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...
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Las Vegas dolphin facility to close

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas is to permanently close....

Restaurant chain to end use of plastic straws

Wagamama has become the latest restaurant chain to announce that it will not use plastic straws.

The company has recognised the growing issue of plastic pollution and will provide customers who ask for straws with a biodegradable paper alternative from end of April.  Until then Wagamama’s 128 UK restaurants will only give a plastic straw to diners if specifically requested, or with juices that need stirring.

The company estimates that the self-imposed ban will potentially stop up to seven million plastic straws polluting the environment each year.

Plastic pollution in our oceans poses a real threat to whales and dolphins, as they can suffer or even die after swallowing or becoming entangled in this manmade debris.

 FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE PROBLEM OF PLASTIC AND HOW YOU CAN HELP, GO TO WDC’S NOTWHALEFOOD SITE. BE A PLASTIC HERO!