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Katie looking for dolphins

My magical island adventure – proof you don’t have to leave the UK to have amazing dolphin encounters

You don't have to travel outside of the UK to enjoy awesome wildlife encounters. Around 28 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises make their homes...

Norway’s whale meat industry has gone to the dogs

Days after the Norwegian whaling industry announced that 575 minke whales were slaughtered this season (the most in five years) shocking new documents reveal that...
Adam and Laurence with medals

Events are back!

After a dire year of cancellation after cancellation, we were excited to travel to London on 18th September to support thirteen swimmers taking part in...
Risso's dolphin: WDC/Nicola Hodgins

Remarkable Risso’s dolphins – how we’re studying them to protect them

And just like that, another season of field research studying remarkable Risso's dolphins came to a close. We've been visiting the Isle of Lewis for...
Dead dolphins on the beach

Faroe Islands whale and dolphin slaughter – what have we done and what are we doing?

The massacre of 1,428 Atlantic white-sided dolphins at Skálafjørður on the Faroe Islands on 12th September 2021 was beyond horrific.  It was senseless, barbaric and...
Risso's dolphin

Risso’s dolphins killed in latest Taiji hunt

Barely a couple of weeks since the massacre of almost 1,500 Atlantic white-sided dolphins in the Faroe Islands comes more horrifying news of dolphins being...
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The horror – reflecting on the massacre of 1,428 dolphins on the Faroe Islands

Like you and millions of people around the globe, I felt horrified by the news that 1,428 beautiful Atlantic white-sided dolphins had been slaughtered in...

Over 570 whales killed during 2021 hunts in Norway

The highest number of whales killed in Norway since 2016 has been announced just as WDC and partners have released the findings of a new...
Bottlenose dolphins in never-ending lockdown at Loro Parque, Tenerife

The whales and dolphins trapped in never-ending lockdown – hearing their stories

Every whale and dolphin in captivity is an individual with a life history and around 3,600 whales and dolphins are held in concrete tanks around...