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Captive orca’s baby dies after just four weeks

Captive orca’s baby dies after just four weeks

A baby orca born in captivity at the Moskvarium facility in Russia has died. The mother Naya, an eleven-year-old captive female gave birth in December, but the baby died after just a few weeks.  Naya was captured very young in Russian waters and brought to Moscow with two other young orcas – Nord and Narnia. The…

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We have teamed up with BingX to combat captivity

We are delighted to welcome BingX as a brand-new corporate partner for 2023-2024. BingX is a leading cryptocurrency exchange, serving over five million users worldwide. Their mission is to provide a trustworthy and transparent platform, making crypto accessible and friendly for everyone. BingX are deeply moved and inspired to support our  work to create a…

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Taiji's cove with boats rounding up dolphins to be slaughtered or sold to aquraiums

WDC in Japan – Part 4: A journey to Taiji’s killing cove

Every year in Taiji, Japan, 500 to 600 dolphins of various species are killed, or captured and sold to zoos and aquariums worldwide. I had to visit the home of the notorious ‘cove’ to understand why and how this is still happening, and what needs to be done to end it forever. But I wasn’t prepared for what I witnessed.

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Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin © Mike Bossley/WDC

WDC in Japan – Part 3: Restoring freedom to dolphins in South Korea

In my last blog, I shared my spectacular encounter with digital whales and dolphins, now I want to tell you about the real dolphins I had the chance to marvel at in the wild from Jeju Island in South Korea. The best part of the story is that some of them were once in captivity but have been successfully released into the wild thanks to the tireless work of an organisation called Hot Pink Dolphins. Today, these dolphins swim wild and free again, reunited with their original family. Since South Korea is only a stone’s throw away from Japan, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to meet the team responsible.

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Orca Moana dies suddenly at Marineland

Twelve-year old orca, Moana has died suddenly at the Marineland Antibes theme park facility in France. The exact cause of his death will probably not be revealed until the results of a necropsy are known. Moana’s mother Wikie, his brother Keijo and his uncle Inouk remain at the facility, which is in poor condition. WDC…

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