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Ecuador introduces welcome measures to prevent dolphin imports for captivity shows

Ecuador introduces welcome measures to prevent dolphin imports for captivity shows

The Government of Ecuador has modified environmental legislation to prohibit the import of marine mammals...
Microplastics found in brains of crabs is cause for alarm

Microplastics found in brains of crabs is cause for alarm

Researchers at the University of Brighton have carried out the world’s first study into microplastics...
Huge success for WDC campaign as Virgin Holidays ends SeaWorld trips

Huge success for WDC campaign as Virgin Holidays ends SeaWorld trips

Virgin Holidays has announced that it is to stop selling tickets to SeaWorld as part...
WDC’s partners make a splash by raising over £30k on World Oceans Day

WDC’s partners make a splash by raising over £30k on World Oceans Day

This World Oceans Day, WDC were delighted to have the fantastic support of several of...
NZ government options for dolphins will be a CATastrophe

NZ government options for dolphins will be a CATastrophe

The New Zealand government is attempting to use a parasite spread by cats as an...
Rare right whale song recorded for first time

Rare right whale song recorded for first time

Researchers in Alaska have documented the song of the North Pacific right whale. Most people...
Beluga whales safely land in Iceland

Beluga whales safely land in Iceland

Cargolux delivers Little Grey and Little White safely to Iceland on their way to the...
Canada ends whale and dolphin captivity

Canada ends whale and dolphin captivity

The Canadian government has officially passed Bill S-203, the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act. From...
Russian company behind infamous ‘whale jail’ is fined

Russian company behind infamous ‘whale jail’ is fined

A Russian company behind the ‘whale jail’ housing 10 orcas and over 80 beluga whales...
Calling all science, technology, engineering and mathematics fans!

Calling all science, technology, engineering and mathematics fans!

To celebrate World Oceans Day today, WDC’s partners Mercury Learning have released another of their...
New orca calf reported in endangered Southern Resident J pod

New orca calf reported in endangered Southern Resident J pod

The Whale Centre in Tofino, British Columbia has revealed that a new calf has been...
Ban on plastic straws in UK announced

Ban on plastic straws in UK announced

The UK Government has announced a ban on the sale of plastic straws, plastic stemmed...
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US Senate wants to kill nearly 1,000 sea lions a year

US Senate wants to kill nearly 1,000 sea lions a year

I have sad news to share – the US Senate has just passed legislation that...
No EU-Japan trade agreement unless Japan stops whaling!

No EU-Japan trade agreement unless Japan stops whaling!

When we launched our campaign in March 2016, calling on the EU to make whaling...
The Winding Way of Whales & Wind Farms

The Winding Way of Whales & Wind Farms

I recently attended a two-day workshop on Long Island on offshore wind development projects. You...
What we must do to protect UK dolphins, porpoises and whales from fishing gear after Brexit

What we must do to protect UK dolphins, porpoises and whales from fishing gear after Brexit

How the UK manages fishing in its waters after we leave the EU is outlined...
It’s only one plastic straw, said eight billion people

It’s only one plastic straw, said eight billion people

Jenny Orriss, 20, is a student at Cambridge University and also a first team member...
Urgent step change needed to stop dolphins suffering in fishing nets

Urgent step change needed to stop dolphins suffering in fishing nets

Does sustainably caught fish mean no harm has come to dolphins? The quick answer to...
Amazing tales: adventures of the WDC adoption dolphins

Amazing tales: adventures of the WDC adoption dolphins

Charlie Phillips here, I’m the adopt a dolphin field officer for WDC and I think...
Philip Hoare reflects on New Zealand dolphins

Philip Hoare reflects on New Zealand dolphins

Acclaimed writer, broadcaster and WDC ambassador, Philip Hoare has recently returned from a trip to...
How to protect the whales and other marine mammals of the Antarctic’s Southern Ocean

How to protect the whales and other marine mammals of the Antarctic’s Southern Ocean

I’ve just returned from France where a friendly group of scientists from 11 countries were...
The joy of wild whale watching

The joy of wild whale watching

Jen Graham is a residential volunteer at WDC’s Scottish Dolphin Centre. Experiencing whales and dolphins...
Last chance to see pink river dolphins?

Last chance to see pink river dolphins?

I was lucky enough to go on the trip of a lifetime recently, to the...
Think twice before booking a luxury ‘snorkel with whales’ safari

Think twice before booking a luxury ‘snorkel with whales’ safari

Daydreaming about escaping the British winter for sunshine and adventure? If so, you are far...