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50-Year Vision launched to save whales and dolphins from extinction

50-Year Vision launched to save whales and dolphins from extinction

WDC has joined the world’s leading wildlife protection and conservation organisations urging the 88 member countries of the International Whaling Commission (IWC – the body that regulates whaling) to adopt a new 50-Year Vision to save whales, dolphins and porpoises from extinction in the face of increasing ocean threats. The vision document has been launched…

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WDC joins calls for new UK laws to reverse nature’s decline

WDC has joined more than 50 nature organisations, and well-known names including Steve Backshall, Chris Packham, and Stanley Johnson in supporting a new ‘State of Nature’ campaign launching today. Nature is in trouble in the UK. The most recent State of Nature report showed once again the poor health of our natural world, with 41%…

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WDC wins campaign for protected areas in Scottish waters!

Our long campaign to get further protection for whales and dolphins in designated areas off the coast of Scotland has received a huge boost today, with the official announcement by the Scottish government that it will be creating the three marine protected areas (MPAs) that WDC has been seeking for several years. The news represents…

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Ancient whale skeleton found on land

The remains of an ancient whale have been discovered in Thailand. The immaculately preserved skeleton was found inland near the coast in Samut Sakhon, west of Bangkok and is thought to be of a 3,000 to 5,000 year old Bryde’s whale – a species that still roams the seas around Thailand today. Samples from the…

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Are orcas behind a drop in great white shark numbers?

A drop in the numbers of great white sharks in the coastal waters around South Africa could be due attacks by orcas according to a new government report. The report suggests that the orcas are killing sharks and eating their livers, which has led to the disappearance of great whites from the waters of False…

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World Oceans Day plea to Government and the public – more protection for struggling seas

Ocean charities and organisations including WDC are calling for a sea change in ambition in Government marine policy to restore our marine environment by 2030. The calls come in a new ‘Ocean Recovery Manifesto’ launched today, World Oceans Day 2020, by the Wildlife and Countryside Link coalition*. WDC along with Greenpeace, Marine Conservation Society, Surfers…

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