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Hopes raised for whale and dolphin protection after last minute landmark nature agreement

WDC's Ed Goodall (far right) at COP15 with Thérèse Coffey (centre) UK Secretary of State...

WDC orca champion picks up award

Beatrice Whishart MSP picks up her Nature Champion award The Scottish Environment LINK, an organisation...

Large number of dolphins moved to Abu Dhabi marine park

Up to 24 captive bottlenose dolphins have reportedly been sent to a new SeaWorld theme...

Success! Removal of last river dams to help threatened orcas in the US

Great news has emerged from the US concerning our work to protect the endangered orca...

Dolphin reality TV show stopped

A campaign by a coalition of marine mammal scientists and animal protection NGOs, including WDC, has successfully prevented filming of a new reality TV show, “Dolphins with the Stars” in Portugal.

The show, which tasks celebrities to train individual captive dolphins to perform choreographed routines and tricks before live audiences, has angered the Dolphinaria-Free Europe coalition, which works to end the exploitation of dolphins and whales in captivity. Already broadcast in Lithuania, the TV programme concept of “Dolphins with the Stars” has reportedly been sold to European countries.  

Dolphins in captivity in Europe

Image: Dolphins are held in captivity in marine parks in many European countries. Photo © WDC