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Nicola Hodgins

Policy Manager at WDC

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Unravelling the mysteries of Risso’s dolphins – WDC in action

By Nicola Hodgins / 9th January 2024

To save whales, dolphins and porpoises, we must protect their homes. The waters surrounding the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides are a crucial habitat for Risso’s dolphins, and our efforts led to them being declared a marine protected area, or MPA. But our work there is far from over. We’ve been returning every year to study these remarkable dolphins, because the more we understand, the better we can protect them.

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Group of orcas at surface

Breaking barriers for whales and dolphins at the Convention of Migratory Species

By Nicola Hodgins / 17th August 2023

Many species of whales, dolphins and porpoises undertake long journeys, encountering human-made obstacles along the way. Danger lurks in various forms from fishing nets to harpoons,…

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Amazon river dolphins leaping

The state of river dolphin conservation

By Nicola Hodgins / 4th July 2023

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we partner with conservationists and communities fighting to save river dolphins in their home countries. One of these collaborations is…

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Irrawaddy dolphin

Helping fishers protect dolphins in Sarawak, Borneo

By Nicola Hodgins / 24th May 2023

Fishing nets are bad news for dolphins and porpoises, so we’re working with local fishers in Hong Kong and Sarawak, Borneo to save lives and…

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When porpoises and people overlap

By Nicola Hodgins / 28th February 2023

We’re funding a project in Hong Kong that’s working with fishing communities to help save the vulnerable finless porpoises who share the sea with them.…

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Risso's dolphin at surface

My lucky number – 13 years studying amazing Risso’s dolphins

By Nicola Hodgins / 29th November 2022

Everything we learn about the Risso’s dolphins off the coast of Scotland amazes us and helps us argue for their protection. Every time I step…

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