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Atlantic humpback dolphins © Caroline Weir/Ketos Ecology

UPDATE: Jingle Jam 2020 ‘Save a Species’ project

Atlantic humpback dolphin group

UPDATE: Jingle Jam 2020 ‘Save a Species’ project

Back in 2020, WDC was lucky enough to be a part of The Yogscast’s Jingle Jam – an annual charity live streaming event that takes place every December on the streaming platform Twitch. Through the support of this amazing event and the incredible donations of the Yogscast community, we were able to fund our project…

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Common minke whale

Norwegian whalers kill first minke whale of the season

Sadly, Norwegian whalers have killed the first minke whale this season. The whale was caught on Monday by the whaling ship Kato off the Finnmark coast. According to skipper Dag Myklebust, the whale was eight metres long and weighed around 1,700 kilos. In February, we reported that Bjørnar Skjæran, Norway’s new minister of fisheries had…

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Helen the Pacific white-sided dolphin

Captive dolphin Helen dies at US marine park

Helen, a Pacific white-sided dolphin held captive at SeaWorld Antonio has died. The cause of death has yet to be determined. Helen, who was at least 33 years old, was born wild and free in the waters off Japan but was captured in 1996 and spent 26 years in captivity after being caught up in fishing…

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Common dolphin

WDC and leading environment charities launch new partnership to protect ocean wildlife

WDC, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP), and Birdlife International today announced a partnership initiative that will mobilise major retailers to reduce the deaths in commercial fishing nets and gear (known as bycatch) of whales and dolphins, sharks, seabirds and other marine mammals. The partnership will work directly with major retailers, brands, and food service companies to…

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