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Humpback whale with calf

Scientists solve mystery of whale song

One of the big mysteries surrounding exactly how some of the great whales are able to sing has been solved by scientists. Baleen whales (those...
Common dolphin (delphinus delphis) Gulf of California Mexico.

Alpha Travel Insurance supports WDC’s journey to save and protect whales and dolphins across the globe

Alpha Travel Insurance is inspiring globe trotters to make more sustainable choices wherever their adventure takes them, supporting WDC's mission to create a world where...
Iberian and Baltic harbour porpoises face extinction without urgent action

Success! We help secure higher protection for endangered porpoise at UN meeting

Iberian and Baltic harbour porpoises face extinction without urgent action We are very excited to report that our work with other partner organisations has helped...
Part of the new exhibition space at the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre

Listen to whales at our new exhibition

We are thrilled to unveil a brand-new interactive exhibition at the Scottish Dolphin Centre in Spey Bay. Award winning wildlife photographer Charlie Phillips officially opened...
Gigantic book cover

WDC partners with HarperCollins publishers on the release of Rob Biddulph’s new book “Gigantic”

We are pleased to be partnering with the wonderful HarperCollins Children's Books on the release of Rob Biddulph's brand new picture book 'Gigantic', featuring a...
A majestic minke breaches

Norway’s government ignores science and increases whale kill quotas

Norway's government has increased the total number of whales allowed to be killed by hunters this season to 1157 individuals - 157 more than last...
Hunted Clymene dolphins, Ghana

New Report: Escalating hunts kill over 100,000 small whales and dolphins

Hunted Clymene dolphins, Ghana We have teamed up with conservation organization Pro Wildlife to produce a report that shines a spotlight on the horrific numbers...
Orcas in captivity

Captive orca’s baby dies after just four weeks

A baby orca born in captivity at the Moskvarium facility in Russia has died. The mother Naya, an eleven-year-old captive female gave birth in December,...
porpoise

Success! Ban on sandeel fishing will save starving porpoises

The fishing of sandeels in Scottish waters and within certain English waters in the North Sea is to be banned, a move welcomed WDC as...
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Risso's dolphins off the Isle of Lewis, Scotland

Unravelling the mysteries of Risso’s dolphins – WDC in action

Nicola Hodgins Nicola is WDC's cetacean science coordinator. She leads our long-term Risso's dolphin research...
Outcomes of COP28

Outcomes for whales and dolphins from COP28

Ed Goodall Ed is WDC's head of intergovernmental engagement. He meets with world leaders to...
Taiji's cove with boats rounding up dolphins to be slaughtered or sold to aquraiums

WDC in Japan – Part 4: A journey to Taiji’s killing cove

Katrin Matthes Katrin is WDC's communications and campaigns officer for policy & communication in Germany...
Blue whale at surface

Creating a safe haven for whales and dolphins in the Southern Ocean

Emma Eastcott Emma is WDC's head of safe seas. She helps ensure whales and dolphins...
Humpback whale. Photo: Vanessa Mignon

Humpback whale spa

Kidzone - quick links Fun Facts Curious kids Blogs Fantastic fundraisers Gallery Splish and Splash...
Humpback whale playing with kelp

Why do humpback whales wear seaweed wigs?

Alison Wood Ali is WDC's education projects coordinator. She is the editor of Splash! and KIDZONE,...
Japanese whaling ship

WDC in Japan – Part 5: The meaning of whaling

Katrin Matthes Katrin is WDC's communications and campaigns officer for policy & communication in Germany...
Lottie and Ed outside the Norwegian parliament

We’re working within Norway to end whaling

Lottie Pearson Lottie is WDC's campaign coordinator. She works to end whaling in Norway, Iceland,...
3 fin whales

Iceland’s whale ally faces a political storm

Luke McMillan Luke is WDC's head of hunting and captivity. VIEW ALL LUKE'S BLOGS Last...
Common dolphin (delphinus delphis) Gulf of California Mexico.

Respite for dolphins in the Bay of Biscay

Bianca Cisternino Bianca is WDC's bycatch coordinator. She leads our work to protect whales and...
Save the whale save the world on a tv in a meeting room.

Saving whales in boardrooms and on boats

Abbie Cheesman Abbie is WDC's head of strategic partnerships. She works with leading businesses to...
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Interview with our new Ocean Plastics Ambassador, Natalie Fox

Natalie Fox is a surfer, yogi and activist who is passionate about protecting whales and...