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UK Government urged to phase-out single-use plastics by 2025 not 2042

UK Government urged to phase-out single-use plastics by 2025 not 2042

4,000 billion pieces of unnecessary single-use plastic waste could be consumed in the UK between...
Scientists offer help to Putin to help free captured whales

Scientists offer help to Putin to help free captured whales

A group of scientists representing a range of international organisations, including WDC, have written to...
WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre welcomes five new volunteers

WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre welcomes five new volunteers

WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre welcomed a wonderful group of new volunteers this week who will...
Candidate conservation areas earmarked in Western Indian Ocean and Arabian Seas

Candidate conservation areas earmarked in Western Indian Ocean and Arabian Seas

Scientists and observers from 15 different countries have met to map important habitats for marine...
Preparations for beluga whale move to Iceland continue

Preparations for beluga whale move to Iceland continue

Ahead of the relocation of Little White and Little Grey to the world’s first open...
Whale culture should play a part in their conservation says new international study

Whale culture should play a part in their conservation says new international study

An international group of researchers working on a wide range of species, including whales, argues...
Uk trade talks with New Zealand should raise concerns about endangered dolphins

Uk trade talks with New Zealand should raise concerns about endangered dolphins

WDC is leading a coalition of organisations urging the UK government to use its trade...
Multiple belugas moved in US marine parks

Multiple belugas moved in US marine parks

Over the last month, there has been a flurry of movement between marine parks in the U.S....
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...
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Orcas and belugas held in appalling ‘whale jail’

Orcas and belugas held in appalling ‘whale jail’

You may have read the stories about the so-called 'whale jail' in Russia. If you...
Collision With A Gray Whale Eliminates Yacht From Sailing Race

Collision With A Gray Whale Eliminates Yacht From Sailing Race

My work day today started with an email directing me to an article about a...
‘What do we want? TO SAVE THE WHALES! When do we want it? NOW!’

‘What do we want? TO SAVE THE WHALES! When do we want it? NOW!’

Last Saturday, I marched shoulder to shoulder with WDC colleagues as we braved the January...
Wow – orcas pay a surprise visit to Scotland’s Moray Firth!

Wow – orcas pay a surprise visit to Scotland’s Moray Firth!

What a Fin-tastic start to the year. Over the festive period, a few dorsal fins...
New Southern resident orca born!

New Southern resident orca born!

The endangered population of orcas known as the Southern Residents were causing quite a stir...
Japan is leaving the Whaling Commission to start commercial whaling – and it is a big deal

Japan is leaving the Whaling Commission to start commercial whaling – and it is a big deal

On 26 December 2018, the Japanese government announced its withdrawal from the International Whaling Commission...
A new opportunity to stop Japan’s whaling?

A new opportunity to stop Japan’s whaling?

Last Wednesday, the European Parliament voted ‘yes’ to the EU-Japan free trade agreement (or Economic...
Will Japan leave the International Whaling Commission?

Will Japan leave the International Whaling Commission?

Every now and again whaling interests in Japan call on their government to leave the...
US Senate wants to kill nearly 1,000 sea lions a year

US Senate wants to kill nearly 1,000 sea lions a year

I have sad news to share – the US Senate has just passed legislation that...
No EU-Japan trade agreement unless Japan stops whaling!

No EU-Japan trade agreement unless Japan stops whaling!

When we launched our campaign in March 2016, calling on the EU to make whaling...
What we must do to protect UK dolphins, porpoises and whales from fishing gear after Brexit

What we must do to protect UK dolphins, porpoises and whales from fishing gear after Brexit

How the UK manages fishing in its waters after we leave the EU is outlined...
Urgent step change needed to stop dolphins suffering in fishing nets

Urgent step change needed to stop dolphins suffering in fishing nets

Does sustainably caught fish mean no harm has come to dolphins? The quick answer to...