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Two orcas in captivity

Orca calf dies in China

The second calf of an orca known as Cookie, held in captivity at the Shanghai Haichang Ocean Park dolphinarium in China, has died shortly after...

Large number of pilot whales die on Scottish shore

Over 50 pilot whales have died after stranding on the shoreline in the Outer Hebrides. Rescuers, from British Divers Marine Life Rescue (BDMLR), the police,...
Corky at Sea World

One step closer for UK law that could help end global whale and dolphin captivity

A Bill, which will make it an offence to sell or advertise activities abroad that involve low standards of welfare for animals, has moved one...
Cruise ship docked in blood filled waters (Credit: Jackson McMuldren/CPWF)

Brutal hunt leaves cruise line passengers distressed

Cruise ship docked in blood filled waters (Credit: Jackson McMuldren/CPWF) A cruise line company has issued an apology to passengers onboard one of it's vessels...
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...

WDC cartoonist campaign reminds MPs why captivity isn’t funny

To mark the 30th year since the closure of the last facility holding whales and dolphins captive in the UK, and as part of our...
Captivity is cruel for dolphins

Thomas Cook expands ban on ticket sales to captive dolphin shows

Great news for our ongoing campaign to end captivity and stop tour operators selling tickets to, and promoting whale and dolphin shows. Travel company Thomas...
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...
Risso's dolphin

UK is failing to protect whales and dolphins says parliamentary committee

A House of Commons select committee report published today (28 June 2023) shines a light on the gaps in the UK's efforts to protect whales...