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WDC at COP28 - Save the whales, save the world

We can't save the world without saving the ocean, and we can't save the ocean without saving whales. That’s why over the next two weeks, we’ll be in Dubai at COP28, the biggest climate event of the year.

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WDC at COP28 - Save the whales, save the world

We can't save the world without saving the ocean, and we can't save the ocean without saving whales. That’s why over the next two weeks, we’ll be in Dubai at COP28, the biggest climate event of the year.

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Two beautiful Hector's dolphins leap just off new Zealand's coast.

Progress for our campaign as New Zealand takes action to protect dolphins from fishing nets

Following our long-running campaign to save endangered Hector's dolphins, the New Zealand government has announced action … but will it be enough? Hector's dolphins live...
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New law looks set to ban dolphin shows in France

New legislation in France is set to ban dolphin shows in two years time as part of wider rules that will also target circuses and...

COP26: Did we persuade world leaders to listen to the ocean?

As the dust settles after the United Nations Climate Change conference in Glasgow, it's a good moment to reflect on what we achieved there for...
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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

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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.

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Facts, figures, videos & more

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

Every whale and dolphin - safe & free

There are 4 vital ways that we are fighting for the survival of whales and dolphins.

Together we can:

Corky, an orca (killer whale) in captivity at SeaWorld

End captivity

Whales and dolphins have a right to live free and healthy lives. These highly intelligent individuals should not suffer for human entertainment.

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Stop whaling

Commercial whaling is illegal. And yet, every year, Japan, Norway and Iceland kill around 1,500 whales.

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Create healthy seas

Commercial fishing, oil and gas drilling, and shipping are threatening the lives of whales and dolphins.

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Prevent deaths in nets

Hundreds of thousands of whales and dolphins are accidentally caught and killed in fishing gear every year.

Whales play a vital role in the health of our planet and have the right to life & freedom.

(This is the foundation of all our work)

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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.

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