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Short-finned pilot whale © Nicola Hodgins/WDC

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The unicorn of the sea - the narwhal

The results are in … and it’s a £50,000 win for WDC!

GREAT NEWS! We're delighted to announce that out of the five amazing charities, we received the most votes in the Animal Friends Pet Insurance 100k Christmas...
Young humpback whale entangled in creel rope off Scotland

Report highlights whale and dolphin entanglement in creel fishing gear

A ground-breaking project supported by WDC is helping reduce entanglement of whales, dolphins and other marine mammals in creel fishing gear in Scottish waters. The...
Risso's dolphin

WDC researchers spot dolphin doing headstands

Researchers from WDC carrying out field work in Scotland have been left puzzled by the sight of a Risso's dolphin performing underwater 'headstands' - something...
A magnificent sei whale © Christopher Swann

Grace the sei whale is dead – it’s time to stop killing whales

Imagine ... a whale. A sei whale, her body something between blue and steely grey.  Along her head, a single ridge runs from the tip...

Infamous whale jail dismantled – could a capture ban be next?

A Russian facility used to house captured whales in cramped conditions has finally been dismantled, hopefully putting an end to anymore cruel activities at the...
Atlantic white-sided dolphin massacre 12th September 2021

Faroe Islands – out of sight but not out of mind

We have been working to end the pilot whale slaughter in the Faroe Islands for many years, but the killing of at least 1,428 Atlantic...

50-Year Vision launched to save whales and dolphins from extinction

WDC has joined the world's leading wildlife protection and conservation organisations urging the 88 member countries of the International Whaling Commission (IWC - the body...
Fin whale (balaenoptera physalus) Gulf of California.

From managing commercial slaughter to saving the whale – the International Whaling Commission at 75

Governments come together under the auspices of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) to make decisions that affect whales (and more recently dolphins and porpoises too)...
credit: Rob Lott

12 gifts to bring a merry Christmas for whales and dolphins

On the first day of Christmas, I bought my friend a really nice gift to help support Whale and Dolphin Conservation! As if by magic,...