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Orca Sportswear joins the WDC pod this World Orca Day

WDC has teamed up with Orca Sportswear this World Orca Day to safeguard whales and dolphins to call for robust management in UK MPAs. Marine...
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High levels of toxic contaminants in whale meat sold to public

WDC, together with partner organisations is calling on the Norwegian government to expand comprehensive and thorough monitoring and testing of all whale meat destined for...
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Gravic Group are making waves for Climate Giants

We are thrilled to welcome Gravic Group as a new corporate partner for 2024-2025. Printing and branding experts, Gravic Group have joined WDC as a...
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Hunts to return in Iceland as bleak summer for whales looms

After a long wait, the decision on whether fin whale hunts in Iceland can go ahead this summer has been made by the government there...
WDC's Stop whaling campaigners Carla and Luke visit Michelin HQ

We are partnering with Michelin to take whales off the menu

We are delighted to announce that we are now working with Michelin, one of the most influential players in the food industry, to stop the...
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Government report shows whales continue to suffer in Icelandic hunts

The Icelandic government's Food and Veterinary Authority (MAST - the country's expert council on animal welfare) has finished its analysis of the 2023 fin whale...
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Winning for whales at big international science meeting

Our team have been representing whales and dolphins at the important Scientific Committee meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC - the body that regulates...
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WDC project to prevent whale entanglement in ropes proves successful

Our breakthrough collaborative project with creel fishers has successfully trialed a simple and relatively low-cost solution to the problem of whale entanglement that could be...
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New whale hunting ship leaves port as the whaling season begins in Japan

The whale hunting season in Japan has got underway following the launch today of the industry's new whaling ship, the Kangei Maru, which departed from...
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Virgin Holidays drop SeaWorld – thanks for doing the right thing

As a campaigning organisation it can sometimes be frustrating to see the cogs of change...
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Love Islands – my top five British islands for spotting whales and dolphins

Have you ever seen a whale or dolphin from the UK coast? It’s easier than...
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The world is watching Japan this Rugby World Cup so let’s Stop Whaling

Today is the start of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan.  As a Welshman,...

Take part in our competition to win an adorable limited edition Māui dolphin bag by Don Fisher!

This cute Māui dolphin bag is a limited edition piece made by our wonderful partners...
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Whaling and dolphin hunts in Japan – it’s all money and politics

I have been busy representing WDC in a number of press interviews on the launch...
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We’re so close to winning protected areas in Scotland’s seas

It’s been eight years since we formally asked the Scottish government to protect the marine...
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Christmas…how to get it wrapped without plastic

It’s that time of year again when there’s only one thing on most people’s minds...

Scientists call on EU and Member States to take action to prevent dolphin deaths

After more than 1,000 common dolphins washed up dead on the French coast over the...
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Frozen waste – missed opportunity to address deep concerns over Norway’s ‘snorkel-with-orcas’ tours

Beats me why anyone would want to snorkel in the deep, dark ice-cold waters off...

How we’re tackling whaling in Norway

We’re helping to spearhead a campaign – supported by an international coalition of almost 40...

How we’re protecting whales and dolphins across borders

It’s all very well individual nations putting their own conservation plans into action, but what...
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Outrage as Norway’s government says its whalers are ‘essential workers’

If you are able to help with a donation it would mean the world right...