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Darwin Initiative boosts whale and dolphin protection work in Senegal

Darwin Initiative boosts whale and dolphin protection work in Senegal

WDC's work to protect significant numbers of whales and dolphins dying in fishing nets and...
WDC is ‘on a roll’ with cheeky new partnership

WDC is ‘on a roll’ with cheeky new partnership

Photo by Hal Sato We’re thrilled to announce a new partnership with leading sustainable toilet...
EU legal action against France, Spain and Sweden a big step in WDC’s campaign to stop death in nets

EU legal action against France, Spain and Sweden a big step in WDC’s campaign to stop death in nets

The European Commission has demanded that France, Spain and Sweden take immediate action to prevent the needless...
Beluga sanctuary update

Beluga sanctuary update

Update: 1st July 2020 We have been working to relocate belugas, Little Grey and Little...

Pilot whales rescued after stranding in Scotland

Ten long-finned pilot whales have been saved after their pod stranded on the island of South Uist in the Hebrides over the weekend. Sadly, seven other whales died.

Residents from the island helped to take part in the rescue which was coordinated by British Divers Marine Life Rescue while complying with lockdown restrictions. Over three days the local beaches and coves were searched for any stranded whales, some of which suffered injuries from rocks.

The pod was last seen swimming out at sea between Uist and Skye.

Pilot whales are usually found in deep offshore waters but are the species most commonly encountered in stranding events.

Find out more about strandings

Long-finned pilot whale
George Berry

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

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