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Response handover to Scottish Government

Homes for whales and dolphins – WDC hands over public responses to Scottish government

The Scottish government's request for the public’s views on a proposed network of marine protected...

WDC supporters lead the charge for more whale and dolphin protection in Scotland

The Scottish government has opened a public consultation asking people what they think of its...

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Uncovering the dark side of captivity

Last week we launched our major new campaign to reveal and uncover the dark side...
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On the anniversary of the massacre of 1,423 dolphins, what’s changed?

One year ago today, 1,423 Atlantic white-sided dolphins, including mothers with calves and pregnant females,...
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To protect whales, we must stop ignoring the high seas

Almost two-thirds of the ocean, or 95% of the habitable space on Earth, are sloshing...

Whales play a vital role in the health of our planet and have the right to life & freedom.

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PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS

Every year WDC produces a series of reports, scientific papers and expert responses to consultations.

WDC expertise

The WDC team consists of staff, external consultants and other colleagues with a huge range of expertise in the issues concerning whales and dolphins. We are widely respected by peers, governments and other organisations as well as appearing frequently in international media.

Rights for whales and dolphins

WDC Chief Executive, Chris Butler-Stroud, gives a university presentation on the widening arguments to give whales and dolphins rights as we learn more about them.

Dolphin dating game

WDC Project manager, Nicola Hodgins, gives a Tedx talk on our research project in Scotland that has discovered mating between Risso's dolphins and bottlenose dolphins.

Save whales, save ourselves

Regina Asmutis-Silvia, Executive Director of WDC North America, talks about marine mammals' complex patterns of behaviour and their key role in the ocean ecosytem.

We work with partners from all sectors to secure a future where whales and dolphins are safe and free.

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