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WDC team at UN Ocean conference

Give the ocean a chance – our message from the UN Ocean Conference

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Humpback whale underwater

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Black Sea common dolphins © Elena Gladilina

The dolphin and porpoise casualties of the war in Ukraine

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Minke whale © Ursula Tscherter - ORES

The whale trappers are back with their cruel experiment

Anyone walking past my window might have heard my groan of disbelief at the news...
Boto © Fernando Trujillo

Meet the legendary pink river dolphins

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Risso's dolphin entangled in fishing line and plastic bags - Andrew Sutton

The ocean is awash with plastic – can we ever clean it up?

You've seen pictures of plastic litter accumulating on beaches or marine wildlife swimming through floating...
Fin whale

Is this the beginning of the end for whaling off Iceland?

I'm feeling cautiously optimistic after Iceland's Fisheries Minister Svandís Svavarsdóttir wrote that there is little...

Genting urged to free dolphins!

Saturday 21st September saw the launch of a new campaign by Singapore’s Animal Concerns Research and Education Society (ACRES), supported by WDC, to highlight the plight of wild-caught dolphins in the Genting-company owned Resorts World Singapore. Twenty-four Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphins, captured in the waters of the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, are being held at Resorts World’s Marine Life Park attraction, which plans to open to the public on 30th September, offering interaction programmes. Twenty-seven dolphins were purchased by Genting between 2008 and 2009 and three have already died. Meanwhile, continued live captures of bottlenose dolphins in Solomon Islands waters have been condemned by scientific experts, CITES (the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) and the Solomon Islands government itself.

ACRES held an event outside Genting’s casino in central London on Saturday to launch their campaign, which calls on the company to allow the dolphins held at Resorts World to return home to freedom in the Solomon Islands. They launched an online petition, which we urge you to sign.