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Irawaddy dolphin. WDC/Nicola Hodgins

Helping fishers protect dolphins in Sarawak, Borneo

Nicola Hodgins

Policy Manager at WDC

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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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We’re getting to know Risso’s dolphins in Scotland so we can protect them

By Nicola Hodgins / 15th November 2022

Citizen scientists in Scotland are helping us better understand Risso’s dolphins by sending us their photographs.  Risso’s dolphins are an amazing yet relatively little-known species.…

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Why do whales and dolphins strand on beaches?

By Nicola Hodgins / 25th October 2022

People often ask me ‘why’ whales and dolphins do one thing or another.  I’m a whale and dolphin scientist and so it’s my job to…

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Bottlenose dolphins

On the anniversary of the massacre of 1,423 dolphins, what’s changed?

By Nicola Hodgins / 12th September 2022

One year ago today, 1,423 Atlantic white-sided dolphins, including mothers with calves and pregnant females, were chased for hours before being slaughtered on a beach…

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