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Short-finned pilot whale © Nicola Hodgins/WDC

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WDC's Ed Fox, Chris Butler-Stroud and Carla Boreham take a message from the ocean to parliament

Taking a message from the ocean to parliament

It's a sad fact that whales and dolphins don't vote in human elections, but I wonder what kind of world we'd have now if they...
Humpback whales in Alaska

Pumps and conveyor belts. How could more whales help save us?

We are excited to announce backing for two ground-breaking research projects to assess the little understood impact whales have on marine productivity and carbon capture. ...
Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin

Dolphins use coral to cure skin conditions

A new scientific report published this week suggests that dolphins may be using corals and sponges for medicinal purposes to help cure skin conditions. Researchers...

Memorable stories wanted for community project

To celebrate Scotland's Year of Stories in 2022, Whale and Dolphin Conservation's Scottish Dolphin Centre is encouraging the local community and visitors to share their...
Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

The whale trappers are back with their cruel experiment

Anyone walking past my window might have heard my groan of disbelief at the news that, against all logic - rather like a bad Netflix...
Long-beaked common dolphin

Industry award recognition for project to prevent whale entanglement in fishing gear

The Scottish Entanglement Alliance (SEA) project, an initiative involving WDC, has been annouced as a runner up in the sustainability category at the 2022 Fishing...

Ukraine invasion may have triggered dolphin deaths

Following reports a few weeks ago that military dolphins were being used by Russia as part of its invasion of Ukraine, it now seems that...
An orca is fed in captivity

Ban on promoting whale and dolphin captive cruelty missing from Queen’s speech

The Queen's Speech, delivered at Westminster today in the Queen's absence by Prince Charles, was noteworthy for another absence. The speech sets out the laws...
Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and chubby cheeks, they certainly stand out in a crowd. And they...