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WDC in Japan – Part 1: Finding allies in Tokyo

At the end of May, I embarked on an incredible journey to Japan on behalf of Whale and Dolphin Conservation. My mission was clear: Find allies and get an up-to-date impression of Japanese whaling and the dolphin hunt in Taiji. Over the coming weeks, I’ll share with you how I got on. My first stop…

Glenn Marshall from PCO with WDC at the Houses of Parliament.

We’re using cartoons to urge the UK government to end captivity forever

To mark the 30th anniversary of the closing of Britain’s last dolphinarium, and as part of our campaign to urge the government to #EndCaptivityForever by making it illegal, we staged a unique event at the House of Commons in conjunction with leading cartoonists from the Professional Cartoonists Organisation (‘Procartoonists’).   Professional cartoonist Glenn Marshall is…

Porpoise dies after becoming entangled in fishing net

The UK government isn’t doing enough to combat the tragedy of dolphin deaths in fishing nets

In the UK, we are fortunate to be able to see more than 28 species of whales, dolphins, and porpoises around our stunning coastlines. However, a report has shed light on a disheartening truth – the UK government’s efforts to safeguard these charismatic climate giants fall woefully short of what is needed. The government’s Environment,…

Bare Kind whale themed socks

Bare Kind’s bamboo socks are helping save whales

We work with sustainable and passionate businesses that put the environment at the forefront of their brands and help us protect whales and dolphins. We’re proud to be working with Bare Kind, a sustainable and environmentally-conscious brand that shares our commitment to protecting the ocean and the hundreds of thousands (maybe millions) of species that…

Amazon river dolphins leaping

The state of river dolphin conservation

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we partner with conservationists and communities fighting to save river dolphins in their home countries. One of these collaborations is with WWF, with whom we’re working with to save river dolphin species and populations around the world. With all species either critically endangered or endangered, and the baiji (or Yangtze…

Researchers in Southeast Alaska studying whale poo

We’re funding crucial research on whale poo to combat the climate crisis

The ocean is one of the lungs of our planet, and whales help it to breathe. We already know that whale poo plays a vital role by fertilising microscopic plants called phytoplankton, and Whale and Dolphin Conservation are helping to fund a study that will help show just how important this process is. In this…