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Memorable stories wanted for community project

To celebrate Scotland's Year of Stories in 2022, Whale and Dolphin Conservation's Scottish Dolphin Centre...
Long-beaked common dolphin

Industry award recognition for project to prevent whale entanglement in fishing gear

The Scottish Entanglement Alliance (SEA) project, an initiative involving WDC, has been annouced as a...

Ukraine invasion may have triggered dolphin deaths

Following reports a few weeks ago that military dolphins were being used by Russia as...
An orca is fed in captivity

Ban on promoting whale and dolphin captive cruelty missing from Queen’s speech

The Queen's Speech, delivered at Westminster today in the Queen's absence by Prince Charles, was...

Government fails to keep marine ‘super year’ promise

WDC together with other conservation charities have criticised the UK Government for failing to meet its promise that 2021 would be a ‘super year’ for marine protection.

In a joint assessment, the conservation groups (part of the Wildlife and Countryside Link) have revealed that, by almost every measure, the government’s did nowhere near enough last year to help halt the decline of nature.

In January 2021, Environment Minister Rebecca Pow promised action to better protect marine environments and that the coming 12 months would be a ‘super year’. On close inspection however, it is now clear the government has failed to deliver on this promise and there has been no meaningful change in 11 out of 17 of the progress criteria, including efforts to curb the death and injury of whales and dolphins in nets.

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