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Porpoiseful protection?

WDC warmly welcome the news that JNCC, Defra, Natural England, Natural Resources Wales, Welsh Government and Department of Environment, Northern Ireland are taking an important step towards designating five harbour porpoise Special Areas of Conservation! Big congratulations to all the agencies involved. But almost 20 years on from our first call for porpoise Special Areas…

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Mayday Monday!

MAYDAY: Despite recent baby boom, Southern Resident orca population still face uncertain future Whale and Dolphin Conservation is currently working to expand critical habitat for Southern Resident Orcas. We are asking the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) to revise the current extent of designated critical habitat for the Southern Residents in the US to include…

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Like the dolphins, like dolphins can swim

This afternoon, I joined hundreds of people, young and old, as we marched through central London in brilliant winter sunshine. As we headed down Regent Street and along Piccadilly, the air rang with singing, drums and whistles, whilst colourful flags and banners jostled for space against the skyline. Despite the carnival atmosphere, we marched with…

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All Eyes on London

The brutal drive hunts that occur annually in the Japanese coastal town of Taiji have taken their toll this season. At least 365 dolphins of mixed species have been slaughtered in the killing cove, with 91 being selected alive from these hunts and sentenced to a lifetime in captivity, either in Japanese facilities, or shipped…

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Information For Dolphin Watching At Chanonry Point

For all of you that come to see the dolphins from Chanonry Point – the car park area is closed to vehicle traffic now until the 24th March for a badly needed upgrade which will hopefully make parking a little easier and make the place look a bit tidier too. There is still access by…

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Was 2015 the last chance for restoring the Klamath?

Sadly, another year has ended with no Congressional action on the Klamath agreements, and this time it spells serious trouble for the future of this historic compromise.  A key component of the Klamath agreements is the removal of four dams on the Klamath River, a much-needed step to help struggling salmon populations in California, especially…