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More fines for SeaWorld

More fines for SeaWorld

There has been some more bad news for SeaWorld in the US following the announcement...
Free festival fun at the Scottish Dolphin Centre

Free festival fun at the Scottish Dolphin Centre

WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre at Spey Bay is hosting its annual Really Wild Festival on...
Pygmy sperm whale fossils shed light on whale evolution

Pygmy sperm whale fossils shed light on whale evolution

Fossils found in Panama from a newly-discovered extinct species of pygmy sperm whale have cast...
Record number of whales entangled on US west coast

Record number of whales entangled on US west coast

A record number of whales were reported entangled in fishing gear in in 2014 off...
Norwegian whalers already exceeding last year’s death toll

Norwegian whalers already exceeding last year’s death toll

According to reports from the Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organisation (Norges Råfisklag), whalers there have slaughtered...
Beluga whale died from jaw infection after ’interaction’ with another whale

Beluga whale died from jaw infection after ’interaction’ with another whale

A necropsy (post-mortem) has revealed that the death of Nanuq, the beluga whale that died...
Barbie turns her back on SeaWorld

Barbie turns her back on SeaWorld

Toy giant, Mattel has announced that it is stopping the production of all SeaWorld-branded merchandise,...
World Association of Zoos suspends Japanese member over dolphin hunt support

World Association of Zoos suspends Japanese member over dolphin hunt support

WDC has welcomed the news that the council of the World Association of Zoos and...
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Working with Amazon communities to protect pink river dolphins

Working with Amazon communities to protect pink river dolphins

Whale and Dolphin Conservation is a founding supporter of the Natutama Foundation. Natutama works in...
Tahlequah the orca is pregnant and I’m holding my breath

Tahlequah the orca is pregnant and I’m holding my breath

I felt such conflicting emotions when I heard the news that Tahlequah is expecting a...
EU gets tough on dolphin deaths – how did we get them to take action?

EU gets tough on dolphin deaths – how did we get them to take action?

The biggest killer of dolphins and porpoises in the seas of Europe is accidental entanglement...
Time and tide – orca seasons around the British Isles

Time and tide – orca seasons around the British Isles

The world feels very strange for most of us as we adjust to a new...
We’ve won protection for Māui and Hector’s dolphins, but is it enough?

We’ve won protection for Māui and Hector’s dolphins, but is it enough?

After decades of our campaigning, the New Zealand government has finally released the Threat Management...
How has the world changed for whale and dolphin protection?

How has the world changed for whale and dolphin protection?

A veteran conservationist looks back... I’m Dr Mike Bossley and I’ve been engaged in research,...
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...