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Take part in our competition to win an adorable limited edition Māui dolphin bag by Don Fisher!

This cute Māui dolphin bag is a limited edition piece made by our wonderful partners Don Fisher. Only 57 bags have been made, one to represent each of the critically endangered Māui dolphin individuals that are now left in the world. You can win your very own bag by entering our competition! All you need…


Globe-trotting dolphins – what’s going on?

Strange things are afoot with the adopt a dolphin gang. Mischief and pals are off the coast of Holland and Spirtle and co are in Ireland – what’s going on? Are you sitting comfortably? Then let me begin… Here’s big Mischief in his more usual surroundings of Scotland’s Moray Firth My 2019 working year started…

Lisa Drewe on island of Mersea Lisa Drewe

Love Islands – my top five British islands for spotting whales and dolphins

Have you ever seen a whale or dolphin from the UK coast? It’s easier than you might think to have a magical encounter, if you know where to look. Lisa Drewe, chair of WDC’s trustee board, founder of and author of Islandeering: Adventures Around the Edge of Britain’s Hidden Islands, has explored our coasts…

An orca is fed in captivity

Virgin Holidays drop SeaWorld – thanks for doing the right thing

As a campaigning organisation it can sometimes be frustrating to see the cogs of change grinding so slowly. I certainly feel it and I’m sure you do too. Back in 2014, WDC launched a high profile campaign calling on Richard Branson, as a founder of the Virgin brand and someone who has a stated interest…

New J pod calf June 2019 Tofino

New baby offers hope for endangered orca community

On the morning of 30 May, off Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, an orca calf, complete with fresh foetal folds and typical orange (instead of white) patches, surfaced between two mature females from the critically endangered Southern Resident orca community. We all felt such joy when this new baby was seen swimming with two adult females…

North Atlantic right whale

What would you say to the remaining few North Atlantic right whales?

North Atlantic right whales are on the brink of extinction. Fewer than 450 are left. They never recovered from the intensive hunting of the past and their situation is dire. But it’s only too late to save them when we stop trying. Executive director of WDC North America, Regina Asmutis-Silvia has spent her working (and…