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Humpback whales in Alaska © Duncan Murrell

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

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.  The projects, run by scientists from US and UK universities, will explore the extent to which whales transfer vital nutrients as they feed, defecate and migrate.  The Alaska Whale Pump…

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New report highlights dramatic lack of ocean funding in fight against climate breakdown

New research released today by Deloitte shows that the crucial role of the ocean in fighting the climate crisis is unrecognised and underfunded. The findings, developed in association with the Marine Conservation Society and Whale and Dolphin Conservation, show investment in ocean-based solutions to help tackle climate breakdown is – literally – a drop in the…

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Save the whale. Save the world

WDC invites businesses to join our brand new Climate Giant project

At WDC, we’re thrilled to announce the Climate Giant Project; a brand new initiative that allows businesses to directly support whale conservation projects and help fight the climate crisis. It’s the ocean’s alternative to planting trees. The battle against climate change can feel hopeless sometimes. Luckily, we have some massive allies. Whales. These Climate Giants…

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WDC gives Whitehall a wake up call

Just days before climate change talks between the world’s leaders begin at COP26 in Glasgow, we have delivered a ‘wake-up call’ directly to the UK government to recognize the ocean’s critical role in fighting the climate crisis. Together with the Marine Conservation Society we blasted out a dawn chorus of whale song and ocean sounds…

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From whale poo to wildfire – it’s not over yet

Ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, which will begin on October 31st, we have joined in collaboration with a collective of internationally renowned artists to help spread our save the whale, save the planet message. WDC, the Met Office, London School of Economics, the RSPB and eight other climate change partners…

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