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Ban on plastic straws in UK announced

Ban on plastic straws in UK announced

The UK Government has announced a ban on the sale of plastic straws, plastic stemmed...
A next-generation plastic that can be recycled again and again

A next-generation plastic that can be recycled again and again

A team of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has...
Sun, sea, sand and an adorable Māui dolphin by your side!

Sun, sea, sand and an adorable Māui dolphin by your side!

WDC and Don Fisher launch limited edition beach bag to help save the Māui dolphin....
New date set for beluga move to sanctuary

New date set for beluga move to sanctuary

Following bad weather preventing the initial operation to move two beluga whales from captivity in...
UK’s wildlife police unit launch public awareness drive with WDC to counter increasing dolphin disturbance

UK’s wildlife police unit launch public awareness drive with WDC to counter increasing dolphin disturbance

As the holiday season approaches, increasing reports of dolphin disturbance incidents in the waters around...
Fisherman frees escapee military whale from body harness

Fisherman frees escapee military whale from body harness

A Norwegian fisherman has reportedly removed a harness attached to a whale believed to have...
Acclaimed fashion designer Katharine Hamnett joins WDC fight to halt whaling

Acclaimed fashion designer Katharine Hamnett joins WDC fight to halt whaling

Fashion designer Katharine Hamnett, best known for her bold political statement t-shirts, has lent her...
Research shows great white sharks will avoid orca encounters

Research shows great white sharks will avoid orca encounters

New research from scientists in the US has revealed that great white sharks will leave...
New EU fisheries law fails to stop dolphins dying in nets

New EU fisheries law fails to stop dolphins dying in nets

MEPs voted today in favour of a new Regulation that includes measures intended to tackle...
Update: Beluga move home to the ocean temporarily postponed

Update: Beluga move home to the ocean temporarily postponed

We can confirm the departure of two belugas, Little Grey and Little White from their...
US authorities put forward proposal for Makah gray whale hunt

US authorities put forward proposal for Makah gray whale hunt

Federal authorities in the United States have put forward a proposal that would allow the...
Fossil of prehistoric four-legged whale discovered in Peru

Fossil of prehistoric four-legged whale discovered in Peru

Scientists have unearthed the fossil of a 43-million-year-old whale in Peru, which was adapted to...
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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...
Amazing tales: adventures of the WDC adoption dolphins

Amazing tales: adventures of the WDC adoption dolphins

Charlie Phillips here, I’m the adopt a dolphin field officer for WDC and I think...
Philip Hoare reflects on New Zealand dolphins

Philip Hoare reflects on New Zealand dolphins

Acclaimed writer, broadcaster and WDC ambassador, Philip Hoare has recently returned from a trip to...
How to protect the whales and other marine mammals of the Antarctic’s Southern Ocean

How to protect the whales and other marine mammals of the Antarctic’s Southern Ocean

I’ve just returned from France where a friendly group of scientists from 11 countries were...
The joy of wild whale watching

The joy of wild whale watching

Jen Graham is a residential volunteer at WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre. Experiencing whales and dolphins...
Whales, dolphins and the climate all win if we slow down our ships – please take action

Whales, dolphins and the climate all win if we slow down our ships – please take action

We urgently need your help – all you need to do is send a tweet,...
Last chance to see pink river dolphins?

Last chance to see pink river dolphins?

I was lucky enough to go on the trip of a lifetime recently, to the...