Dolphin captivity banned in Costa Rica

WDCS is pleased to be able to report that keeping dolphins and whales in captivity, and also swimming with the animals, has been banned in Costa Rica.

The new laws have come into effect as a result of pressure from the environmental group Promar, which has been supported in its campaign by WDCS. The law prohibits anybody from keeping whales and dolphins in captivity, including scientists and researchers.

Captivity Programme Manager for WDCS, Cathy Williamson said: This is great news for whales and dolphins, and WDCS will continue the campaign to extend this sort of legislation across the globe.