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Dolphin Defenders

Join Dolphin Defenders, our new challenge award especially for children aged 8 and over who love whales and dolphins. It’s fun and easy to complete so why not get started today.

How do I get my Dolphin Defenders Award?

Simply complete one challenge from all three sections: Discovery, Fundraising and Action.

Discovery: Find out all about the wonderful world of whales and dolphins. Then complete the short quiz and select a challenge.

Fundraising: Choose a challenge to raise money for WDC – we have lots of great ideas and some are very easy to do.

Action: Pick one or more of our Action challenges and do your bit for whales and dolphins.

6 ways to earn a Dolphin Defenders Award

  • Go on a whale or dolphin watching trip
  • Take part in an Urban Beach Clean
  • Have a plastic-free birthday party
  • Fundraise by making and selling crafts
  • Complete a sponsored bike ride
  • Donate your birthday

Watch our video on how to achieve your Dolphin Defenders Award.

How to claim your certificate and badge

Once you’ve completed a challenge from all three sections, ask a grown-up to help you send us confirmation that you’ve done them. Your confirmation could be a photo, an email, a drawing or a video – just so long as it shows or describes your challenges.

We will then send you a Dolphin Defenders Award certificate and badge.

If sending by email, please add Dolphin Defenders in the subject line. Alternatively, write to:

Dolphin Defenders, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Brookfield House, 38 St. Paul Street, Chippenham, Wiltshire SN15 1LJ.

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Visit our dedicated website for younger supporters where you will find information about whales and dolphins and more activities to get involved in.

Gold Star Dolphin Defenders Award

If you want to receive your Gold Star Dolphin Defenders Award, just complete two additional Action challenges or one more Fundraising challenge and one more Action challenge.

And that’s it. Your Dolphin Defenders Award awaits!

If you have any questions, email [email protected]

Dolphin Defenders certificate

Please help us save whales and dolphins

By adopting a whale or dolphin, by making a donation, or by fundraising for WDC, you can help us provide a safe future for these amazing creatures.

Bottlenose dolphin at surface


Adopt a dolphin and help us protect these amazing creatures.

Humpback whale. Photo: Vanessa Mignon


Your gifts help us take action for whales and dolphins.

Orca spyhop


Run, bake, walk, cycle… what could you do for whales and dolphins?