Skip to content
Common bottlenose dolphin wild and free © Tim Stenton

Blogs

All articles
  • All articles
  • About whales & dolphins
  • Corporates
  • Create healthy seas
  • End captivity
  • Green Whale
  • Prevent deaths in nets
  • Scottish Dolphin Centre
  • Stop whaling
Bottlenose dolphins are one of the most intelligent species.

Pledge Never to Plunge: the Risks to dolphins (and people)

Captive breeding is tricky for whales and dolphins.  The unnatural environment, stressful conditions, and lack of a normal social setting may all contribute to the high mortality rates for infants and lack of successful reproductive efforts for captive individuals.  Some whales and dolphins, like orcas, learn how to care for their young from their own…

7d20126_2

Sightings Update from Chanonry Point

There have been reasonable amounts of dolphins in the Chanonry Point area just recently, however the tides have been poor and it has taken the dolphins until halfway through the rising tide to really arrive properly and start to hunt. Amongst eight or so dolphins that were hunting in the Chanonry area late yesterday afternoon…

2_dolphins

What does the referendum decision mean for whales and dolphins?

We don’t yet know how the UK’s political future will play out, or precisely how it will affect whales and dolphins and our work to protect them. That will depend on the type of relationship the UK has with the EU, on the type of government we have, and how committed both bodies are to…

affiliate_banner_generic468x60

Buyer Beware – WDC asks you to make sure your shopping is really supporting your cause

Cause-related marketing can be a win/win situation for both commercial retailers and charitable organizations when a reputable for-profit business agrees to give a percentage of its sales to a registered charity. For example, WDC recently partnered with West Marine, a boating supply and fishing retailer, and 10% of your purchase from West Marine can benefit WDC’s efforts…

ba_dolphin

Forgotten dolphins # 2 WDC’s Tour Operator Campaign – the story so far.

Sign the petition now! Here in the UK, WDC is rightly proud that the last dolphinarium closed its doors over 20 years ago and there is no political will or public desire for them to reopen anytime soon. Sadly, a different attitude seems to prevail among many British holidaymakers whilst on holiday abroad as the…

or_orca_month_proclamation

Orca Month 2016

Each year in June, residents of Washington State celebrate the return of the critically endangered Southern Resident orca community to local waters with an annual Orca Month celebration.  These fish-eating orcas return to the inland waters of the Salish Sea each spring and summer to forage on salmon, which are also returning to the area…