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End whale and dolphin captivity

Lockdown never ends– why TUI needs to stop supporting whale and dolphin captivity and how you can help

As Covid restrictions lift and we can move more freely, travel is just a distant memory for many captive whales and dolphins. But the world’s biggest tour operator still supports this cruel industry.  Join our major new campaign calling on TUI to stop supporting tourism that exploits whales and dolphins. Sign our petition. Call on…

Sei whale surfacing

Celebrating a major milestone towards protecting endangered sei whales

In the Falklands, sei whales are most often seen alone or in small groups of two to four individuals. © Caroline Weir Sei whales are one of the least studied species of baleen whale. Although they live across the ocean from polar to tropical waters, there are very few global ‘hotspots’ where they can reliably…

Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter ORES

Net zero – why Norway’s pointless and cruel hearing experiments on minke whales must be scrapped

It’s hard to know whether to breathe a sigh of relief that this year’s risky hearing experiments on juvenile minke whales off northern Norway have ended without any whales being trapped and forcibly tested, or continue to seethe that these tests were even considered, let alone rubberstamped by the Norwegian government’s Food Standards Agency. Last…

Love Japan, love the Olympics, love whales – why Japan needs to stop killing whales to save the planet

In times of crisis it’s important to have opportunities to take our minds off things. The Olympic Games provide just that for many of us around the globe – our climate crisis, species extinction and Covid-stricken planet Earth. It is truly wonderful and commendable that the Japanese government is determined to make the Tokyo 2020…

Dolphin at the Scottish Dolphin Centre

Dolphins galore – a different kind of summer on Scotland’s Moray Firth

We’ve spotted so many bottlenose dolphins here at the WDC Scottish Dolphin Centre over the past few months. WDC staff get just as excited as our visitors as the resident dolphins surface and leap, and we’ve been thrilled to spot youngsters swimming alongside the bigger group. Our visitor centre is in Spey Bay, near Inverness…

Plastic pollution on beach

Plastic Free July – choose to refuse

Plastic is everywhere. When I look around me, I see a gazillion things made of plastic: my computer, my watch, pens, lights, clothes … the list seems never-ending. Plastic is an incredibly useful and versatile material, however, I have a problem with things being made of plastic when they are intended to be used just…