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Why do female orcas live so long after they stop having babies?

Orcas are one of only five species known to experience menopause and females can live for many decades after their last calf.  The only other...

Rastus – the tale of an extraordinary dog and his love of dolphins

Dr Nicolette Scourse is an academic, educator, author and illustrator with a passion for whales, dolphins and the ocean. In her guest blog she tells...
Antarctic minke whale alongside Japanese whaling ship.

What now for the whales of Japan?

News that Shinzo Abe is stepping down as Japan’s prime minister could be another nail in the coffin for the country’s whaling industry. It offers...

Successful campaigning starts at home – how WDC supports grassroots end captivity campaigners

For the last 20 years, I’ve been leading Whale and Dolphin Conservation's work to end the capture, trade and keeping of whales, dolphins and porpoises...

Working with Amazon communities to protect pink river dolphins

Whale and Dolphin Conservation is a founding supporter of the Natutama Foundation. Natutama works in the Colombian Amazon developing important and often ground-breaking conservation and...

We’ve won protection for Māui and Hector’s dolphins, but is it enough?

After decades of our campaigning, the New Zealand government has finally released the Threat Management Plan (TMP) for the Māui and Hector’s dolphins who live...