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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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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...
Think twice before booking a luxury ‘snorkel with whales’ safari

Think twice before booking a luxury ‘snorkel with whales’ safari

Daydreaming about escaping the British winter for sunshine and adventure? If so, you are far...
How a gift in your Will can help prevent whales and dolphins dying in nets

How a gift in your Will can help prevent whales and dolphins dying in nets

I've talked to a number of WDC supporters over the past couple of years, since...
Orca Morgan gives birth at theme park, Loro Parque

Orca Morgan gives birth at theme park, Loro Parque

On the morning of Saturday, September 22nd, Morgan gave birth. An orca being born should...
We won for whales at the International Whaling Commission

We won for whales at the International Whaling Commission

We did it! We kept the whaling ban in place. Our team has just returned...
Looking out for dolphins and porpoises in Wales

Looking out for dolphins and porpoises in Wales

Have you ever fancied yourself as a dolphin researcher? If you think you’ve got what...
Whales and whalers – how and why WDC is fighting to keep the whaling ban

Whales and whalers – how and why WDC is fighting to keep the whaling ban

Today, representatives of the world’s governments are gathered in Florianopolis, Brazil to discuss whales, whalers...