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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....

US Marine Mammal Commission is safe… for now.

Twice since taking office, the Trump Administration has attempted to eliminate the US Marine Mammal Commission by eliminating its funding.  However, we are relieved to report that the budget bill, which was signed last week, provided level funding for the Commission. This extends the life of this important Agency through the end of FY2018/September 30th of this year.  The US Marine Mammal Commission is the only US Agency which provides unbiased oversight on the science, policies and management of marine mammals in the US.

Political whale“WDC, our passionate supporters, and our conservation partners collectively gave whales and dolphins a voice in Congress and it was heard” said Regina Asmutis-Silvia, WDC-NA executive director “Thank you to everyone who spoke up in defense of whales, dolphins and other marine mammals and asked for the important work of the Marine Mammal Commission to continue.” 

 Please consider donating to WDC’s fighting fund so we can keep giving whales and dolphins a fighting chance!

About Regina Asmutis-silvia

Executive director - WDC North America