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WDC joins US network to help rescue whales and dolphins

Goods news for whales and dolphins in the US. WDC's team there has officially joined the Marine Mammal Stranding Network and is now authorised to...
Bryde's whale

Whalers in Japan return to port with over 200 whales

Japan's factory whaling ship, the "Nisshin Maru" returned to port on November 14th at the end of this year's self-allocated whaling season in the North...
This dolphin was trapped in a plastic ring but, thankfully, successfully freed. Photograph was taken by Q. Gibson, University of North Florida, under the authority of NMFS LOC No. 14157

To save whales, dolphins and the world, we need a global treaty on plastic pollution

Millions of tonnes of plastic enter the environment every year impacting ecosystems and species. Plastic has been found in the air, rain, our bodies and our food chain. Emissions of...
North Atlantic right whale

Success! Court stops US government attempt to block whale protection lawsuit

A federal court in the US has dismissed attempts by Joe Biden's administration to halt a lawsuit against the government filed by WDC and other...
Humpback whale Salt with her calf

A humpback whale teacher named Salt who helps keep you and me alive

Salt is a remarkable whale. In fact she's probably the most famous humpback whale in the world.  She was one of the first humpbacks to...

More good news for WDC’s End Captivity tour operators campaign

WDC's ongoing campaign asking tour operators not to promote cruel whale and dolphin captivity shows received another boost following the news that travel giant Expedia has...
Blue whale (balaenoptera musculus) A blue whale tail at sunset. Gulf of California.

Whales, trees and butterflies – how we’re giving a voice to the ocean at COP26

I'm in Glasgow representing WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation at COP26, the UN's 26th climate conference. This is the first time WDC has attended one...

New whale species discovered – Ramari’s beaked whale

Artist impression of Ramiri's beaked whale. Credit: Vivian Ward A new species of beaked whale has been identified in New Zealand, the latest discovery involving...
Gray whale (eschrichtius robustus) The eye of  a gray whale. Pacific coast Mexico.

Save the whale, save the world – because our lives depend on it

Carl Sagan famously called our planet a 'pale blue dot' when he saw the first images of it taken by the Voyager 1 space probe...