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More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...

Whale meat fetches record high at Japan auction

Sei whale meat is being sold at a record high in Japan according media reports...

Rescuers find young girl’s body surrounded by dolphins

Reports from South Africa about a tragic drowning off Llandudno beach, Cape Town say that...
The Yushin Maru catcher ship of the Japanese whaling fleet injures a whale with its first harpoon attempt, and takes a further three harpoon shots before finally killing the badly injured fleeing whale. Finally they drowned the mammal beneath the harpooon deck of the ship to kill it.  Southern Ocean.  07.01.2006

Moves to overturn whaling ban rejected

Last week, the 68th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC, the body that regulates...

Ha ha! Supporters generate £8000 for WDC to help whales and dolphins

WDC has received nearly £8,000 from our long-time supporters, Animal Friends Pet Insurance, one of the largest suppliers of pet insurance in the UK, as part of their bi-monthly Facebook competition.

We were selected, along with MCS and BiteBack as one of the ‘ocean’ charities who would share an amazing £20k donation from Animal Friends as part of the competition, which started in July.

Supporters from all over the world helped raise the money for WDC by engaging with an Animal Friends Facebook post that encouraged people to vote for one of the charities using a specific icon – in the case of WDC, the ‘ha ha’ emoji.  

Over 1,200 supporters voted for us and the much needed funds will support our ongoing work to protect whales and dolphins around the globe.


Thanks to each and every person who voted, and to Animal Friends for their continued generosity.

Jessica Mackie from Animal Friends said: “We are proud to support WDC and the amazing work that they do. We hope this donation can help with their critical research and important field projects. WDC has such a passion in everything that they do, including educating others of the importance of these majestic creatures and their habitats.”