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WDCS and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) Ask Tour Operators Not To Promote The Consumption Of Whale Meat

WDCS and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) Ask Tour Operators Not To Promote The Consumption Of Whale Meat

WDCS and the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI) have issued a joint open letter to travel...
WDCS seeks Ship Speed Limits off Atlantic Coast to Protect Endangered Right Whales

WDCS seeks Ship Speed Limits off Atlantic Coast to Protect Endangered Right Whales

WDCS has joined with other US based conservation organisations and animal protection groups to file...
What Will Happen At IWC This Year?

What Will Happen At IWC This Year?

The annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission (the body consisting of over 80 nations...
South Korea To Stop Catching Wild Dolphins For Shows

South Korea To Stop Catching Wild Dolphins For Shows

According to the South Korea Ministry for Maritime Affairs, the country is to designate the...
WDCS Investigation Shows Greenland Is Killing Whales To Feed Tourists

WDCS Investigation Shows Greenland Is Killing Whales To Feed Tourists

The real reasons behind Denmark’s pleas to increase the number of whales it needs to...
Danish whaling policy under fire in run up to the IWC

Danish whaling policy under fire in run up to the IWC

Fishnewseu.com reports on the launch of the report 'Breaking Ranks'. In the build-up to the...
Coral Sea Marine Reserve Announced By Australian Government

Coral Sea Marine Reserve Announced By Australian Government

Thanks, in part, to WDCS supporter action, the Australian government has finally announced a national...
Japanese Report Reveals 75 Per Cent Of Its Whale Meat Is Unsold

Japanese Report Reveals 75 Per Cent Of Its Whale Meat Is Unsold

A report from the Japanese-based Dolphin and Whale Action Network has revealed just how uninterested...
Latest Worrying News On Morgan The Orca

Latest Worrying News On Morgan The Orca

Morgan's sad story continues as Loro Parque (the captive facility where she is held) claims...
120 Pilot Whales Killed In The Faroe Islands

120 Pilot Whales Killed In The Faroe Islands

WDCS is dismayed by reports from the Faroe Islands that a “grind” (drive hunt) has...
WDCS Supporter Takes On 7 Hardest Ocean Swims

WDCS Supporter Takes On 7 Hardest Ocean Swims

Adam Walker, from Nottingham in the UK will be taking on the Molokai channel swim...
Switzerland Bans Import Of Dolphins For Captive Shows

Switzerland Bans Import Of Dolphins For Captive Shows

Swiss authorities have announced that the import of dolphins (and whales) will be banned, a...
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My time travel for whales and dolphins

My time travel for whales and dolphins

Pamela Styles is one of our brilliant volunteers, giving talks in schools about whales and...
What does coronavirus mean for the future of fishing and our efforts to prevent dolphin deaths in nets?

What does coronavirus mean for the future of fishing and our efforts to prevent dolphin deaths in nets?

Bycatch is the biggest global killer of dolphins, porpoises and whales – hundreds of thousands...
Our lockdown home heroes

Our lockdown home heroes

Like most charities, our fundraising events have been cancelled and, whilst we hope they’ll go...
Coronavirus and New Zealand dolphins: many questions, few answers

Coronavirus and New Zealand dolphins: many questions, few answers

Like people over the world, New Zealanders have recently been faced with a lot of...
Whaling: an inconvenient truth – the hunters are not only killing whales, they are killing us too.

Whaling: an inconvenient truth – the hunters are not only killing whales, they are killing us too.

As we hope for an end to the coronavirus crisis, we should reflect on another...
How we’re helping to keep orcas safe from capture in Russia

How we’re helping to keep orcas safe from capture in Russia

In 1999, we helped open up whale research in Russia, building a photo-ID catalogue of...
Outrage as Norway’s government says its whalers are ‘essential workers’

Outrage as Norway’s government says its whalers are ‘essential workers’

If you are able to help with a donation it would mean the world right...
Life in lockdown – is this what captivity for whales and dolphins is like?

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

If you are able to help with a donation it would mean the world right...
How we’re protecting whales and dolphins across borders

How we’re protecting whales and dolphins across borders

It’s all very well individual nations putting their own conservation plans into action, but what...
How we’re tackling whaling in Norway

How we’re tackling whaling in Norway

We’re helping to spearhead a campaign – supported by an international coalition of almost 40...
Cutting it with citizen science – following a whale from the Caribbean to the Arctic via Scotland

Cutting it with citizen science – following a whale from the Caribbean to the Arctic via Scotland

Steve Truluck is a whale watching guide and skipper for Hebridean Whale Cruises, Gairloch, Scotland....
Conservation in action – working on an international stage to protect whales and dolphins

Conservation in action – working on an international stage to protect whales and dolphins

Unlike us humans, whales, dolphins and porpoises don’t entertain the concept of borders. For them...