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As ecosytem engineers whales and dolphins can play a vital role in helping to tackle the climate crisis.

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Over 570 whales killed during 2021 hunts in Norway

The highest number of whales killed in Norway since 2016 has been announced just as...
Sand art whale and calf on UK beach

WDC joins with BRITA to send plastic pollution warning

To mark the launch of the report, WDC partner BRITA has also revealed worrying survey...
Grahic showing results of consumer survey

Survey reveals consumers want UK supermarkets to tackle dolphin deaths

Shoppers care about dolphins being killed in fishing gear and expect supermarkets to sort it...

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The baiji – the first dolphin to be declared extinct in modern times

We urgently need your help... Many species of whales and dolphins are endangered. The vaquita...

WDC welcomes increase of Marine Protected Areas

It’s good news announced at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meetings in Hyderabad, India...
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Who is eating the dolphins in the Channel?

Its all well and good the British blaming the French for, well everything, but can...

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)

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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.

Whether a corporate sponsor, trusts or other grant-making body, find out how your support can help whales and dolphins.