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Uncovering the dark side of captivity

Last week we launched our major new campaign to reveal and uncover the dark side of captivity, and call on tourism giant TUI, and the rest of the travel industry, to commit to an ethical phase out of captivity.

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Choose a named dolphin, humpback or orca to adopt.

Get regular updates with fascinating insights into their lives. Receive magazines, stickers, badges and more…

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Uncovering the dark side of captivity

Last week we launched our major new campaign to reveal and uncover the dark side of captivity, and call on tourism giant TUI, and the rest of the travel industry, to commit to an ethical phase out of captivity.

Kiska the orca

Watch our new videos - a fascinating introduction to whales and dolphins

Dive into our three-part discussion on our complicated relationship with whales and dolphins with Matt Harvey, Joe Roman and Philippa Brakes. You can discover where they came from, what our ancestors thought of them and how science is helping us see them differently as well as finding out why whale poo is so important for our planet!

Flippin' Awesome

Celebrating the wonderful world of whales & dolphins

Kidzone

Learn about the amazing world of whales and dolphins. Find out how to become a dolphin defender or porpoise protector.

Humpback whale spyhop

Whale and Dolphin Species Guide

Around 30 species of whales and dolphins have been identified around the United Kingdom.

Group of bottlenose dolphins underwater

About whales and dolphins

Find out how whales and dolphins have evolved for life in the marine environment. Find out which whale is the deepest dive and which dolphin swims fastest.

WDC shop

Our online shop has a fantastic range of clothing, books, jewellery, gifts, eco-friendly products and much more.

100% of the profit on all sales goes towards protecting whales and dolphins.

Our new 2022 range is now in stock.

Every whale and dolphin - safe & free

There are 4 vital ways that we are fighting for the survival of whales and dolphins.

Together we can:

Corky - Orca at Seaworld

End captivity

Whales and dolphins have a right to live free and healthy lives. These highly intelligent individuals should not suffer for human entertainment.

Japanese whaler with harpoon hunting minke whales

Stop whaling

Commercial whaling is illegal. And yet, every year, Japan, Norway and Iceland kill around 1,500 whales.

Humpback whale tail in Antarctica

Create healthy seas

Commercial fishing, oil and gas drilling, and shipping are threatening the lives of whales and dolphins.

Common dolphin caught in fishing net

Prevent deaths in nets

Hundreds of thousands of whales and dolphins are accidentally caught and killed in fishing gear every year.

Whales play a vital role in the health of our planet and have the right to life & freedom.

(This is the foundation of all our work)

WDC whale tail logo

Coordinated teams on a worldwide mission

We’re protecting whales and dolphins with a truly global effort. Our teams in the UK, USA, Australia and Germany work together.

Beach clean to help whales and dolphins

Our successes

WDC has been fighting for whales and dolphins for thirty years, both in the UK and elsewhere. Read about some of our achievements over that time.

Pod of dolphins in Moray Firth

Annual Review

Read our latest report on what our supporters in the UK and elsewhere have helped us to achieve in the last year.

Group of orcas in Kamchatka, Russia