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Ontario government bans acquisition and breeding of orcas

Ontario government bans acquisition and breeding of orcas

A huge boost was given to the anti captivity movement this week when the government...
New Zealand urged to take immediate action to protect the remaining Maui’s dolphins

New Zealand urged to take immediate action to protect the remaining Maui’s dolphins

New research presented to the Scientific Committee of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) which is...
Dolphin death leads to trawler ban in Australian fishery

Dolphin death leads to trawler ban in Australian fishery

Just over a month after a 95-metre factory fishing trawler, the Geelong Star, had to...
Japanese aquariums agree to stop taking dolphins from Taiji hunts

Japanese aquariums agree to stop taking dolphins from Taiji hunts

The Japanese Association of Zoos and Aquariums (JAZA) has voted in favour of no longer...
Icelandic fin whaler plans to ship whale meat to Japan via Angola

Icelandic fin whaler plans to ship whale meat to Japan via Angola

In a move that is both highly controversial and provocative, Iceland’s sole fin whaler, Kristjan...
Dolphin reality TV show stopped

Dolphin reality TV show stopped

A campaign by a coalition of marine mammal scientists and animal protection NGOs, including WDC,...
WDC supports innovative tool for dolphin research in South America

WDC supports innovative tool for dolphin research in South America

WDC has played a key role in supporting the development of a new acoustic tool...
Whalers in Iceland kill first minke whale of season

Whalers in Iceland kill first minke whale of season

Reports from Iceland suggest that whalers have started this year's hunt after nearly 2 tonnes...
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Why are there no captive whales or dolphins in the UK?

Why are there no captive whales or dolphins in the UK?

It’s a source of enormous pride to me that the UK hasn’t had a facility...
Surely coronavirus teaches us we shouldn’t be eating whales or dolphins?

Surely coronavirus teaches us we shouldn’t be eating whales or dolphins?

There is no denying that COVID-19 is on track to becoming the worst pandemic in...
Whales, dolphins, porpoises and healthy seas under lockdown

Whales, dolphins, porpoises and healthy seas under lockdown

Anyone watching blue, humpback or sperm whales can clearly see and hear the power-packed spout...
Fun whale and dolphin ideas for children during lockdown

Fun whale and dolphin ideas for children during lockdown

I’ve got four daughters at home, itching to get back to school and university, so...
We need urgent action to stop porpoises dying in nets in UK seas

We need urgent action to stop porpoises dying in nets in UK seas

Around 1,105 harbour porpoises die in UK fishing gear each year, mainly in the North...
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...