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WDC joins calls for release of captured harbour porpoises held at Danish facility

Still no evidence dolphins cure human health issues says review

A review of the data behind Dolphin Assisted Therapy (DAT)  – the use of dolphins to treat people with mental and physical health concerns, has concluded that there is still no concrete evidence proving that it works. Dolphin Assisted Therapy (DAT) encourages people suffering from a range of medical problems to enter the water with dolphins…

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French captive dolphin facility to close

Parc Asterix in Plailly, France has announced that it will be closing the dolphinarium on its site. Reports state that the eight dolphins kept in tanks there will be placed in other captivity parks but no other details have emerged. The park, which was due to reopen on April 3, also houses sea lions. It’s…

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Success! France to ban whales and dolphins in marine parks

WDC’s continued campaigning to end the keeping of whales and dolphins in captive facilities for human entertainment has received a big boost with the announcement by the French environment minister that the country will bring an end to this cruel practice. Barbara Pompili, France’s minister of ecological transition, revealed this week that a gradual ban…

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Little White and Little Grey

Belugas take ‘little steps’ into the ocean sanctuary

We are pleased to confirm that beluga whales, Little Grey and Little White, have taken their first swim in their open water sanctuary home in Iceland – a project that WDC is working on in partnership with the SEA LIFE Trust . Carefully monitored by the whales’ expert care team, Little Grey and Little White…

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Vancouver Aquarium announces temporary closure

Officials from Vancouver Aquarium have announced that the facility will temporarily close whilst it revisits its business model to make it more financially viable and to align with its mission of ocean conservation. Over 200 staff will lose their jobs. The news comes as the aquarium faces huge financial issues, and COVID-19  restrictions continue. Since…

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