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Taiji – another season of slaughter as marine park links grow stronger

Life as a small whale or dolphin can be precarious at the best of times, but off the coast of Japan they face a sinister threat – the fishermen of Taiji. If they’re caught up in the maelstrom of one of the infamous ‘drive hunts’ the outcome is unlikely to be a good one. They’ll…

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A gentle start to the dolphin season…

Looking back on the start of my previous dolphin seasons it looks like we are not too far short of “normal” as far as dolphin numbers that have been seen goes. It has been a bit patchy though, with four or five of the very local dolphins being seen sometimes during rising tides and sometimes…

More attacks on the U.S. Marine Mammal Protection Act

We are in a time when the attacks on environmental protection laws in this country are at an unprecedented high.  Efforts by Congress and the Trump Administration to roll back environmental and safety regulations are non-stop, extensive, and extremely harmful to the ecosystems that depend on those protections.  The Marine Mammal Protection Act (MMPA) has…

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WDC helping to shape the future for UK dolphins and porpoises

Last week, WDC took part in a two day workshop to help shape a “UK Dolphin and Porpoise Conservation Strategy”. We hope the strategy, once finalised will help to protect these species from bycatch, disturbance, pollution, noise and other pressures, individually as well as collectively. We warmly welcome this initiative, which has developed from an…

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Meet a WDC Supporter Who is Helping Us Make Change

  Grant Hensel is the Founder and CEO of Nonprofit Megaphone & The RoundUp App. A graduate of Wheaton College in Illinois, Grant is passionate about helping nonprofits use technology to accelerate their work. We caught up with him Earth Day weekend to find out a little bit more about how the RoundUp app will…

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Insights on life as a volunteer at the Scottish Dolphin Centre

WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre relies on its volunteers to keep it running. Jack Farge is one of our brilliant residential volunteers, and in his guest blog he talks about his experience so far, and why you really should come and visit! (The views and opinions expressed by our guest bloggers are those of the author, and…