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Choose a named dolphin living in Australia to adopt.

Get regular updates with fascinating insights into their lives of the Port River dolphins…

Adopt a dolphin today!

Get regular updates with fascinating insights into the lives of the famous Port River dolphins…

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Latest news and blogs

New research on Southern Resident orcas highlights risks to population

Two recently published papers provide new information about the highly endangered Southern Resident orca population and threats to their survival and recovery.  This unique community...

England looks to ban plastic straws

UK prime minister, Theresa May has announced that a consultation will begin later this year that could lead to the banning of cotton buds, plastic...

Will Carnival stop exploiting dolphins? We're making progress.

A massive thank you to everyone who has joined our campaign urging cruise giant, Carnival to stop exploiting dolphins. If you haven’t signed yet, please...
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The Port River dolphins

Find out about these amazing creatures. They are one of the few dolphin populations living in an urban environment and face numerous threats to their survival.

Flippin' Awesome

Celebrating the wonderful world of whales & dolphins

Blue whale © Andrew Sutton

Species Guide

Australia is home to the largest creature on the planet, the blue whale, as well as dolphin species found nowhere else.

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About whales and dolphins

Whale and dolphins are superbly adapted for life in the marine environment.

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How we help whales & dolphins

WDC has 30 years experience of funding conservation projects in Australia and elsewhere.

Tahlequah with her new calf

Facts, figures, videos & more

Which whale is the biggest? The fastest dolphin? The deepest diver? Discover the record breakers.

Coordinated teams on a worldwide mission

We’re protecting whales and dolphins with a truly global effort. Our teams in the UK, USA, Australia and Germany work together.

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Our successes

We've had some major successes over the last 30 years, make a real difference for the lives of whales and dolphins in Australia and elsewhere.

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Annual Review

Read about what our supporters have helped us achieve for whales and dolphins during the past year.