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Why do Faroese communities hunt pilot whales?

The lives of 140 sentient beings have already been taken in the grim pilot whale hunts in the Faroe Islands this year. We’re working to end this tradition by fostering an appreciation of whales amongst Faroese communities. But to truly change hearts and minds, we needed an up-to-date understanding of local perceptions.

Shorewatchers at the Knab

Celebrating three years of Shorewatch in Orkney and Shetland

Since Shorewatch began at our Scottish Dolphin Centre near Inverness nineteen years ago, volunteers have been helping us learn more about the whales and dolphins who live around Scotland so we can protect them. But there’s always more to know, so we added two new regions to the Shorewatch programme and it’s been a great success!

Healthy humpback whale helping an entangled humpback to the surface to breathe

The journey of an entangled whale

Brace yourself for an emotional rollercoaster as field director Paul Satchell shares his encounter with a humpback whale who became entangled in fishing line, as seen in episode one, Ocean Odysseys, of the series Incredible Animal Journeys on Disney+. Filled with twists and turns, this story is a powerful reminder of the need to protect these magnificent climate giants.

Here’s Paul to tell you more …

Let's come together for the ocean

Together for the ocean – World Ocean Day 2024

More than 300,000 whales and dolphins die in fishing gear each year. We’re working around the world to make our seas safer for these awesome beings, and you can help us. Between 1st -15th June we’ll be celebrating World Ocean Day, shining a light on entanglement and sharing ways you can help us protect whales, dolphins and their ocean home.

Solinia is inspiring children to protect river dolphins

A promise to the river dolphins of Peru

In the heart of the Amazon, two species of dolphins and their habitats are facing possible extinction. But it’s not too late. To secure their future, we’re supporting our partner organisation Solinia, to inspire children and local fishing communities to protect the awesome beings who share their rainforest home.

Fin whales in the Gulf of California © Christopher Swann

A critical moment for the whales of Iceland

The fate of Iceland’s whales hangs in the balance. The last remaining whaling company in Iceland has applied for a ten-year hunting license. But there’s a glimmer of hope. The new fisheries minister, Bjarkey Olsen Gunnarsdóttir, has an opportunity to end the hunts once and for all. And we’re urging her to do the right thing.