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Albino Risso’s dolphin among latest victims of the drive hunts

On January 17th, 2014 over 250 bottlenose dolphins were driven into the killing Cove in Taiji, Japan, prompting one of the most politically-charged responses against the drive hunts from the global community in the past decade. US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy tweeted about her concerns, claiming that these hunts were inhumane. Among the pod was a…

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Dolphin crimes on the rise: Pregnant dolphin shot dead near Florida coast

Reports of dead dolphins washing ashore with gunshot wounds in the Gulf region have been scattered throughout the media since 2012, suggesting that a more recent and disturbing trend of targeted vandalism might be surfacing. Compounding the concerns surrounding these earlier reports was the fear that these carcasses, washing ashore in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Florida…

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Those Dammed Salmon

So we’ve covered who the Southern Residents are and why they’re so at risk.  Today, coinciding with the start of our Don’t Let Orcas Be Dammed campaign, here’s some more background on the connection between dams, salmon, and orcas; and why we need to start with the rivers to restore the Residents! What’s the deal with salmon?…

It’s A Bit Quiet Out There…

Hi Everyone, Winter is really kicking in up here in this part of the Moray Firth with lots of migratory birds starting to arrive, but certainly around the Kessock and Chanonry areas – dolphins are a bit thin on the ground. I spotted a few dolphins on the outer reaches of Rosemarkie Bay the other…

Update on Shanghai belugas

WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) is continuing to work with Merlin Entertainments to identify a permanent solution to secure a better future for three belugas currently housed at Shanghai Oceanworld in China, including their possible release back into the sea. Both WDC and Merlin remain committed to trying to give these belugas a more natural…

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London creates a storm against Taiji hunts

On Friday, 7th November, dedicated WDC volunteer, John Faulkes, attended a protest outside the Embassy of Japan in London, calling on Japan to end its cruel dolphin hunts. Here, in words and pictures, he recounts the experience.  “On Friday the 7th of November I was at the biggest dolphin protest I have ever been to.…