Latest Policy Developments
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- Create healthy seas
- End captivity
- Prevent deaths in nets
- Stop whaling
Ban on plastic straws in UK announced
UK’s wildlife police unit launch public awareness drive with WDC to counter increasing dolphin disturbance
New EU fisheries law fails to stop dolphins dying in nets
Whales play a vital role in the health of our planet and have the right to life & freedom.
(This is the foundation of all our work)
PUBLICATIONS AND REPORTS
Every year WDC produces a series of reports, scientific papers and expert responses to consultations.
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.
Upheld ban on commercial whaling
Thomas Cook ends ticket sales to SeaWorld
Reducing fishing gear threat to right whales
Whale meat no longer moved through EU ports
Marine protected area created in Bangladesh
UK commits to reduce death in nets
Marine protected area created in Antarctica
US import of captured beluga whale stopped
Speed limit for ships along the US east coast
Harbour porpoise homes protected in UK
Online whale meat sales stopped in Japan
World's first beluga whale sanctuary
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