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Adopt a whale or dolphin

Help protect whales and dolphins

Adopting a whale or dolphin is an amazing way to show your love for these extraordinary individuals.

All proceeds go directly to the protection of whales and dolphins around the world and the conservation of the habitat in which they live.

Adopt today from £4 a month and we'll post your welcome pack within 2 working days!

Choose a whale or dolphin:

Adopt a dolphin

By adopting one of the beautiful bottlenose dolphins who live off the coast of Scotland, you’ll help protect them from man-made dangers including commercial fishing and pollution.

Adopt a humpback

By adopting one of the magnificent humpback whales who spend their summers off the east coast of the USA, you’ll help protect them from dangers such as entanglement in fishing gear.

Adopt an orca

By adopting one of the incredible orcas who live off the west coast of Canada, you’ll help protect them from threats like industrial development, fish farms and logging.

What you'll receive

With your symbolic adoption you'll receive a fabulous welcome pack and regular updates about your adopted whale or dolphin.
A perfect gift for all ages.

Adult adoption

Adopt now and make a real difference!

adopt an orca adult pack

Welcome pack, including a personalised adoption certificate

Four issues of our award winning magazine, Whale & Dolphin, per year

Monthly updates about your adopted whale or dolphin by email, plus a Christmas and birthday e-card

A WDC cotton bag

Junior adoption

A fantastic adoption for young people under 13!

adopt a dolphin kids pack

Welcome pack, including a personalised adoption certificate

Four issues of our awesome kids magazine SPLASH! per year

Monthly updates about your adopted whale or dolphin by email, plus a Christmas and birthday e-card

Cool stickers & badge

Your donation

Your donation will help support a broad range of our work, from our campaigns for the creation of marine protected areas (which will ensure that vital ocean habitat is a protected for years to come) to our work with the fishing industry to prevent deaths in nets. 

Adoptions are for one year unless you pay by Direct Debit, in which case they roll over until cancelled.