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Cathy Williamson

Policy manager - End Captivity Programme Lead

Recents Posts

Will we ever see an end to whale and dolphin captures in Russia?

By Cathy Williamson / 20th October 2020

The infamous whale jail on Russia’s Far East coast stands empty. Between late summer 2018 and November 2019, more than 100 wild-caught beluga whales and…

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Successful campaigning starts at home – how WDC supports grassroots end captivity campaigners

By Cathy Williamson / 18th August 2020

For the last 20 years, I’ve been leading Whale and Dolphin Conservation’s work to end the capture, trade and keeping of whales, dolphins and porpoises…

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Life in lockdown – is this what captivity for whales and dolphins is like?

By Cathy Williamson / 7th April 2020

If you are able to help with a donation it would mean the world right now: donate I’m stuck at home with my immediate family,…

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Is a good outcome possible for the jailed whales in Russia?

By Cathy Williamson / 23rd May 2019

It’s not often that we report good news from Russia about whales and dolphins. We have been fighting for many years to end the capture…

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Dolphins endure extreme suffering when captured from the wild

By Cathy Williamson / 22nd March 2019

It’s not just the dolphins who are killed or captured in Japan’s cruel hunts that suffer. It’s likely that dolphins who witness the hunts but…

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How we are working with communities to build a whale sanctuary

By Cathy Williamson / 20th February 2019

The beluga whale sanctuary is all about belugas, right? Yes of course it is, but wherever we work to protect whales and dolphins, human beings are involved too. It’s no…

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