Posts by Katharina Khalife

A next-generation plastic that can be recycled again and again

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has designed a recyclable plastic. Like a Lego playset, it can be disassembled into its constituent parts at the molecular level. It can then be reassembled into a different shape, texture, and colour again and again without loss of performance or…

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Sun, sea, sand and an adorable Māui dolphin by your side!

WDC and Don Fisher launch limited edition beach bag to help save the Māui dolphin. Barcelona based Don Fisher hand-make beautiful bags and purses inspired by marine life and they are launching a new product with a very important purpose! Their new Māui dolphin bag will be a limited edition – there will only be…

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WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre welcomes five new volunteers

WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre welcomed a wonderful group of new volunteers this week who will spend most of 2019 helping to run the Centre’s daily visitor tours and wildlife walks, as well as delivering WDC’s education, Shorewatch and events programmes. The new volunteers will spend their first month training and learning more about WDC, the…

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Stranded whale had 6 kg of plastic inside body

A dead sperm whale who washed up on a beach in Indonesia this week was found to have nearly 6kg of plastic inside their body. Whale Stranding Indonesia posted the news online, reporting that “soft plastic, hard plastic, plastic bags, plastic cups, bottled drinks, sandals and raffia” were among the items retrieved from the carcass.…

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Record-breaking donation boosts WDC’s work to end captivity

WDC is delighted to announce that it has received its largest corporate donation to-date of just under $680k from our friends at Humble Bundle following WDC’s nomination as Humble Bundle’s ‘charity of the month’ for August. The donation will be used to support our vital world to put an end to the cruel practice of…

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UK Fisheries Bill launched today

UK Secretary of State for the Environment, Michael Gove announced a Fisheries Bill in Westminster that says it will ‘ensure that negative impacts of fishing activities on the marine ecosystem are minimised.’ The announcement states that the Bill will deliver on the UK government’s commitment to sustainable fishing and marine conservation. WDC is delighted that…

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Shop and sell on eBay to save whales and dolphins

From 22nd until 28th of October you can support us whilst buying and selling items on eBay. WDC will be featured at checkout, giving you the chance to donate when grabbing a bargain. And, if you’re one of the millions of people who use eBay to sell your unwanted items, you can also support our…

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Fin whaling out of control in Iceland

<Warning this story contains graphic images> Two whales landed today, the 24th of August, are a suspected hybrid of a blue and fin whale and yet another pregnant fin whale. This takes the tally so far to 99 killed adult whales (including hybrids but excluding fetuses.) Images were taken at the fin whaling station at…

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