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Huge success for WDC campaign as Virgin Holidays ends SeaWorld trips

Huge success for WDC campaign as Virgin Holidays ends SeaWorld trips

Virgin Holidays has announced that it is to stop selling tickets to SeaWorld as part...
WDC’s partners make a splash by raising over £30k on World Oceans Day

WDC’s partners make a splash by raising over £30k on World Oceans Day

This World Oceans Day, WDC were delighted to have the fantastic support of several of...
WDC leads call for EU Commission to take legal action against 15 governments over dolphin deaths

WDC leads call for EU Commission to take legal action against 15 governments over dolphin deaths

Today 22 environmental NGOs, led by Whale and Dolphin Conservation, ClientEarth and Seas At Risk,...
NZ government options for dolphins will be a CATastrophe

NZ government options for dolphins will be a CATastrophe

The New Zealand government is attempting to use a parasite spread by cats as an...
WDC joins celebrities’ call for G20 action over Japanese government’s return to commercial whale slaughter

WDC joins celebrities’ call for G20 action over Japanese government’s return to commercial whale slaughter

Celebrities and conservation and welfare organisations (including WDC) from across the globe are calling for...
Rare right whale song recorded for first time

Rare right whale song recorded for first time

Researchers in Alaska have documented the song of the North Pacific right whale. Most people...
Beluga whales safely land in Iceland

Beluga whales safely land in Iceland

Cargolux delivers Little Grey and Little White safely to Iceland on their way to the...
Canada ends whale and dolphin captivity

Canada ends whale and dolphin captivity

The Canadian government has officially passed Bill S-203, the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act. From...
Russian company behind infamous ‘whale jail’ is fined

Russian company behind infamous ‘whale jail’ is fined

A Russian company behind the ‘whale jail’ housing 10 orcas and over 80 beluga whales...
Calling all science, technology, engineering and mathematics fans!

Calling all science, technology, engineering and mathematics fans!

To celebrate World Oceans Day today, WDC’s partners Mercury Learning have released another of their...
Hope for whales and dolphins as ‘world first’ protected areas proposal is announced in Scotland

Hope for whales and dolphins as ‘world first’ protected areas proposal is announced in Scotland

On the eve of World Oceans Day, promising news has emerged from Scotland with the...
No fin whales to be hunted in Icelandic waters this summer

No fin whales to be hunted in Icelandic waters this summer

According to an announcement by the company behind Iceland’s fin whale hunts, Hvalur hf, no...
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We take whales and dolphins to Scottish Parliament

We take whales and dolphins to Scottish Parliament

Me with the with WDC stand at parliament I'm the education officer at WDC's Scottish...
Is MSC certified fish dolphin-friendly?

Is MSC certified fish dolphin-friendly?

Whether or not you eat fish, you will probably have seen the Marine Stewardship Council...
How we are working with communities to build a whale sanctuary

How we are working with communities to build a whale sanctuary

The beluga whale sanctuary is all about belugas, right? Yes of course it is, but wherever we work...
How do you fly two beluga whales half way around the world?

How do you fly two beluga whales half way around the world?

As you may well be aware, we are working with the SEA LIFE Trust to...
What will life hold for the new Southern Resident orca baby?

What will life hold for the new Southern Resident orca baby?

It’s been non-stop excitement since news broke of a brand new baby in the endangered Southern Resident...
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...