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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...

Ontario government bans acquisition and breeding of orcas

A huge boost was given to the anti captivity movement this week when the government of Ontario, Canada brought in immediate legislation banning the acquisition and breeding of orcas (killer whales) in the province.

In a statement, an official spokesperson expressed the government’s commitment to making sure marine mammals, and all animals in Ontario, are protected and receive the best possible treatment and care.

Earlier in the year, Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey also said it would phase out elephants in its traveling circus. This latest news from Canada reflects a growing worldwide change in attitudes towards keeping whales and dolphins in captivity.

Orca in Gefangenschaft