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WDC team at UN Ocean conference

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

I'm looking out over the River Tejo in Lisbon, Portugal, reflecting on the astounding resilience...
We need whale poo 📷 WDC NA

Whales are our climate allies – meet the scientists busy proving it

At Whale and Dolphin Conservation, we're working hard to bring whales and the ocean into...
Humpback whale underwater

Climate giants – how whales can help save the world

We know that whales, dolphins and porpoises are amazing beings with complex social and family...
Black Sea common dolphins © Elena Gladilina

The dolphin and porpoise casualties of the war in Ukraine

Rare, threatened subspecies of dolphins and porpoises live in the Black Sea along Ukraine's coast....
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

Botos don't look or live like other dolphins. Flamingo-pink all over with super-skinny snouts and...
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...

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY!


The 4th of July is a celebration of America’s Independence from the English CROWN.  In 1776, several PATRIOTs gathered together in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to write the Declaration of Independence.  It lays out the reasons why independence was so important to the colonies; the most essential being the inalienable right to life, LIBERTY, and the pursuit of happiness.  Although he was not part of the committee who wrote the document, John HANCOCK was the first man to sign, and has the most memorable signature since it is the largest.

Pennsylvania and MASSACHUSETTS are huge attractions for people who want to learn more about the establishment of our country.  Both these states are rich in history and have erected MONUMENTs dedicated to the YANKEEs who we now know as our founding fathers. 


Friends and families often gather together and have a COOKOUT to celebrate the holiday.  STREAMERs are hung around the backyard and CONFETTI is scattered around tables to decorate.   The adults can be found cooking hamburgers and hot dogs on the grill, and making potato salad and corn on the cob in the kitchen. Children have fun writing their names in the air with SPARKLERs, or trying to catch a FIREFLY in the yard.  Once the sun goes down, magnificent firework displays can be seen in the sky.

Adults and children alike don red, white, and blue apparel to show pride for their country.  Shirts, hats, and even shoes display the STARs and STRIPES for this historic day.  Towns and cities across the country raise the United States FLAG and sing the national ANTHEM with pride.  July 4th is a landmark day which made America the land of the free, and the home of the brave. 

WDC NA wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July!