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Be a buddy to a narwhal this Christmas and vote for WDC to win £50,000

The recent COP 26 summit in Glasgow brought the world’s attention to just how stark the future will be if we don’t act now to protect our planet, not just for us but for so much of our precious wildlife too. Habitats are being destroyed and homes are melting away.

That is why this Christmas our incredible partner Animal Friends Pet Insurance is stepping up to the challenge and helping protect some of our dearest symbols of magic and hope.

WDC has been chosen as one of the five charities to be in with a chance of winning £50,000 to protect narwhals in their ‘Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without them’ charity giveaway and we urgently need your vote.

Chris Butler-Stroud, Chief Executive Officer, WDC, said: “At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we’re thrilled to be chosen as one of the five charities for the Animal Friend’s Christmas campaign. Your vote could make a huge difference, not only to the whales and dolphins we fight to protect but for the future of our shared planet. Hundreds of narwhals are hunted and killed every year. Combined with warming seas as a result of rapid climate change, and increased noise pollution, populations are being pushed to the brink and their habitat is changing faster than most other places on the planet.

"We don’t yet know the potential carbon sequestration of narwhals, but they do give us essential evidence on what is happening with climate change in the Arctic. Like the great whales they are therefore our allies in the climate crisis. Indeed, whales are helping the ocean to remove vast amounts of carbon from the atmosphere, like huge swimming forests. We need them more than ever before.”

The campaign launched today and runs until Friday 10th December. Please vote, ask friends/family to vote and share on your social media.

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About George Berry

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

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