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Orca Month 2017!

Orca Awareness Month 2017 It’s officially Orca Month! This June, WDC and our partners in the Orca Salmon Alliance will be celebrating orcas, focusing on the only endangered population of orcas in US waters, the Southern Resident community.  Orca Month is a chance to celebrate these iconic beings, and an opportunity to reflect on their…

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Whales could help save Arctic Seed Vault

Recently, Norway announced that the entrance to the Global Seed Vault in the Arctic was flooded after very high temperatures caused the permafrost to melt.  The vault, a storage facility deep inside a mountain on the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard, is designed to preserve the world’s crops from future disasters. The store holds seeds from c.5,000 crop…

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Sundance Paying A Flying Visit !

After a week or so of not seeing much of WDC Adopt a Dolphin star “Sundance” he returned to Chanonry Point yesterday evening in typical flamboyant style – chasing another dolphin (in this case it was Kesslet’s son Charlie) and spray going everywhere. I always have to look back at slightly older photos of him…

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Caithness Orca Watch week

WDC is once again participating in the annual Caithness Orca Watch week off the north coast of Scotland. Organised by the SeaWatch Foundation, the event is now in its 6th year and yesterday got off to a cracking start. Throughout the day there were hundreds of dedicated orca watchers up on the cliffs at Duncansby…

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Endangered Species Day – 2017

Today we’re recognizing the 12th annual Endangered Species Day, a day to celebrate saving imperiled species founded by our colleagues at the Endangered Species Coalition.   We’d like to highlight one of the most important species we work with in the US, the only endangered orca population in US waters – the Southern Resident orcas of…

How will we stop dolphins, porpoises and whales dying in fishing gear in UK seas?

We’ve been busy since we launched our campaign! We’re determined to make sure appropriate laws are in place to protect dolphins, porpoises and whales from fishing gear in UK seas post-Brexit. If you are one of the tens of thousands of people who have signed our Care2 petition – thank you! If you haven’t yet signed…