Join the Climate Giants Project.
Restoring blue whales to their pre-whaling numbers would have the same positive impact on the climate as planting more than 280 million trees."
Chris Butler-Stroud, CEO WDC
The Climate Giants Project aims to fund a series of ground-breaking research initiatives that unlock the secrets of how whales and dolphins benefit the world's climate, biodiversity and economies. Using the very latest technology the project will gather, articulate and promote new data which transforms the way people perceive whales, and the role they play in all of our futures.
Climate Giants is WDC’s biggest and most ambitious initiative ever. To pull it off, we need to secure funding of £1.47 million within the next 12 months. Our success will result in the development of a global framework to restore whale and dolphin populations to previous levels, both for their own sakes and to fight the climate and biodiversity crises.
Climate Giants is a game-changer for ocean conservation, and we need forward thinking investors to come onboard and be a part of this amazing journey with WDC.
We need to secure £1.47 million
in the next 12 months.
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Life after death
Life After Death is a project which has never been attempted before. We will sink a grey whale carcass to a depth of 890m and monitor it continuously for a minimum of three years.
A high-resolution camera and sensors will be positioned around it to provide a fascinating internet live feed. This will provide detailed information into the vast array of species that whale carcasses support while they decompose, as well as furthering our understanding of how whale falls help tackle climate change by identifying the amount of carbon whale carcasses lock away.
Animating the Ocean
‘AnimOcean’ is a revolutionary project that will use the latest computer modelling technology to measure, for the first time ever, the global impact marine mammals have on the ocean.
By creating the first computer model of its kind, we will measure and calculate the different ways that marine mammals contribute to the ocean’s health. This allows us to the quantify how much carbon whales and dolphins capture and lock away, enabling us to share understanding of the extent to which they help us tackle climate change.
The Green Dolphin
We know from the scientific information we already have that whales are having a positive impact on ocean ecosystems and are helping us to tackle climate change. We know much less about the impact that their smaller relatives, the dolphins, are having.
Dolphins do many similar things as whales, like diving for food and moving nutrients around when they are on the move, so the contribution they make to sustain a healthy ocean is likely to be huge; particularly as there are many more dolphins than whales. Localised studies show how species are having a positive influence on ocean ecosystems, and in turn the climate, but our research will discover much more.
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