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Iceland to kill over two thousand fin and minke whales

Iceland to kill over two thousand fin and minke whales

The Icelandic fisheries minister has announced a new whaling quota, which will allow Icelandic whalers...
Record numbers of dolphins dead on French beaches

Record numbers of dolphins dead on French beaches

According to reports from France, huge numbers of dolphins have been washing up dead on...
Dolphinaris Arizona will no longer hold dolphins

Dolphinaris Arizona will no longer hold dolphins

A week after closing, the signs were removed from Dolphinaris Arizona as the marine park undergoes an...
Report reveals area considered for protection is a UK baby dolphin ‘hotspot’

Report reveals area considered for protection is a UK baby dolphin ‘hotspot’

A new scientific paper calling for more protection for a population of Risso’s dolphins living...
Shia Su’s ‘Zero Waste’ book giveaway

Shia Su’s ‘Zero Waste’ book giveaway

This World Whale Day we’ve joined forces with Shia Su, of waste-free blog Wasteland Rebel, to...
Canada announces 2019 plans to protect North Atlantic right whales

Canada announces 2019 plans to protect North Atlantic right whales

February 7, 2019:  Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced their 2019 management measures...
TV reality star Charlotte Crosby offers VIP photoshoot to raise funds for WDC

TV reality star Charlotte Crosby offers VIP photoshoot to raise funds for WDC

Reality TV personality, Charlotte Crosby is giving fans the unique opportunity to join her on...
Controversial captive dolphin facility to close following another dolphin death

Controversial captive dolphin facility to close following another dolphin death

A dolphinaria in Arizona, US has announced that it will close for the immediate future...
Plastic found in all whales and dolphins examined for UK research project

Plastic found in all whales and dolphins examined for UK research project

Scientists examining dolphins, whales and seals washed up dead around the UK have found every...
Another dolphin dies at Dolphinaris Arizona

Another dolphin dies at Dolphinaris Arizona

Another dolphin has died at Dolphinaris Arizona, the fourth death in less than two years...
Are France and Spain looking to weaken protection for whales and dolphins?

Are France and Spain looking to weaken protection for whales and dolphins?

As EU governments continue to negotiate the terms of the Technical Measures under the European Common Fisheries...
Orcas held in Russian whale jail face threat from ice

Orcas held in Russian whale jail face threat from ice

The 11 orcas captured last year for sale to China and currently held along with...
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Is a good outcome possible for the jailed whales in Russia?

Is a good outcome possible for the jailed whales in Russia?

It’s not often that we report good news from Russia about whales and dolphins. We...
My amazing time as a WDC volunteer researcher on the Welsh island of Bardsey

My amazing time as a WDC volunteer researcher on the Welsh island of Bardsey

WDC has a long-running research project studying the dolphins and porpoises who make their homes...
Marine tourism and keeping dolphins safe

Marine tourism and keeping dolphins safe

We use the waters around the UK commercially and for fun. But all this human...
Will Japan’s new emperor bring new hope for whales?

Will Japan’s new emperor bring new hope for whales?

This week, Japan's Emperor Akihito offered his formal abdication to the Japanese people and delivered...
Paradise lost? Extraordinary encounters with sperm whales

Paradise lost? Extraordinary encounters with sperm whales

A magical sperm whale encounter One morning back in 2015,  in an ocean devoid of...
Whale watching not whale hunting

Whale watching not whale hunting

At WDC, we believe in offering positive alternatives. We don’t just say that captivity is...
Dolphins endure extreme suffering when captured from the wild

Dolphins endure extreme suffering when captured from the wild

It’s not just the dolphins who are killed or captured in Japan’s cruel hunts that...
A WDC supporter’s impression of Vancouver Aquarium

A WDC supporter’s impression of Vancouver Aquarium

David Yeadon is a WDC supporter who visited Vancouver Aquarium two years ago, when he...
Remembering our friend Jo Toole

Remembering our friend Jo Toole

All of us here at WDC were deeply shocked and saddened to hear of Jo's...
Is Iceland’s old boys’ network responsible for killing whales?

Is Iceland’s old boys’ network responsible for killing whales?

There’s much anger in Iceland following the recent decision to renew whaling quotas - a...
What’s up with all these New Zealand dolphin deaths?

What’s up with all these New Zealand dolphin deaths?

Gemma McGrath is WDC's campaigner in New Zealand and in this blog she explores the...
Chilling new research shows why dolphins should not be hunted

Chilling new research shows why dolphins should not be hunted

Whales and dolphins are ‘sentient’ - this means that they are conscious beings, capable of...