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Government fails to keep marine ‘super year’ promise

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Government fails to keep marine ‘super year’ promise

WDC together with other conservation charities have criticised the UK Government for failing to meet its promise that 2021 would be a ‘super year’ for marine protection. In a joint assessment, the conservation groups (part of the Wildlife and Countryside Link) have revealed that, by almost every measure, the government’s did nowhere near enough last…

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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 that regulates whaling) to adopt a new 50-Year Vision to save whales, dolphins and porpoises from extinction in the face of increasing ocean threats. The vision document has been launched…

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Good news for campaign to protect whales and dolphins from wartime bombs

The Government has recommended that unexploded bombs located in the sea should be detonated quietly to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises. The announcement comes following a long running campaign championed by actress Joanna Lumley that WDC has supported. The Stop Sea Blasts campaign called for a change in the way unexploded war munitions found in the…

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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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