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How to protect the whales and other marine mammals of the Antarctic’s Southern Ocean

I’ve just returned from France where a friendly group of scientists from 11 countries were gathered to put our heads together to help protect the whales, dolphins and other marine mammals who live in the Antarctic’s vast Southern Ocean.  Can’t believe how much I learned during the week: One scientist talked about seeing a sea…

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The joy of wild whale watching

Jen Graham is a residential volunteer at WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre. Experiencing whales and dolphins in the wild in Scotland has given her cause to reflect, and in her guest blog she explores why we need to remember that we inhabit a shared planet. The views and opinions expressed by our guest bloggers are those…

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Whales, dolphins and the climate all win if we slow down our ships – please take action

We urgently need your help – all you need to do is send a tweet, share a video or make a phone call. Delegates from most countries in the world are meeting in London for two weeks this October 15th to 26th at the International Maritime Organization to discuss environmental regulations on the shipping industry. One bold…

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Last chance to see pink river dolphins?

I was lucky enough to go on the trip of a lifetime recently, to the rainforest of Peru. I’d been planning for this trip for a long time, scraping together any spare cash over the years and finally, I got my chance. Working in the fundraising team at WDC we often talk about all the…

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Think twice before booking a luxury ‘snorkel with whales’ safari

Daydreaming about escaping the British winter for sunshine and adventure? If so, you are far from alone! Inevitably, as the nights draw in, many of us start to plan either an escape to the sun, or at the very least, a winter adventure.  Often the ocean, like a talisman, beckons.  Whale watching is, of course,…

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How a gift in your Will can help prevent whales and dolphins dying in nets

I’ve talked to a number of WDC supporters over the past couple of years, since I’ve been working on WDC’s gifts in Wills programme and found that making a Will is just not at the top of many people’s list of things to do. I was the same, and I expect you are too.  Always…