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Charity Partnerships

Why work with WDC?

Through a partnership with WDC, you can add new dimensions to your brand image, become recognised for your CSR work and engage and motivate your staff members with a range of events and opportunities to work together for a great cause.

Most importantly, you can create a real change across our world’s oceans, through our many areas of work.

Whether you want to help us stop whaling, end the cruelty of keeping whales and dolphins in captivity for human ‘entertainment’, or stop them being killed by plastic pollution and entanglement in fishing gear, get in touch with WDC to see how we can work together to create a rewarding, mutually beneficial partnership.

How you can support us

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Collaborations

Speak to us about a bespoke collaboration between your company and WDC. We've worked with the gaming industry, clothing companies, travel agencies and many more.

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Charity of the year

Help protect whales and dolphins by selecting WDC as your charity of the year and we'll work with you on exciting fundraising projects that fit with your brand.

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Adopt with us!

Take out a corporate adoption, and enable your company to give back to the environment by supporting a group of humpback whales, orcas or dolphins.

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Workplace fundraising

Trek Mount Kilimanjaro, run a marathon, run an office fundraising event or just put on a bake sale - get involved in supporting WDC with your colleagues!

Bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth

Affiliates and Artisan Partners

Are you a small business that wants to give back through your product sales, or would you like to work with WDC as an affiliate?

Success Stories

Check these out!

We're at COP28 to Save the Whale, Save the World.

We’re at COP28 to save the whale, save the world

By Ed Goodall | 26th November 2023

Ed Goodall Ed is WDC’s head of intergovernmental engagement. He meets with world leaders to increase protection and reduce harm to whales and dolphins, for their sake and our own. VIEW ALL ED’S BLOGS We can’t save the world without saving the ocean, and we can’t save the ocean without saving whales. That’s why over…

Gray whales from drone.

We’re taking steps to uncover the mysteries of whales

By Vicki James | 21st November 2023

Vicki James Vicki is WDC’s protected areas coordinator, she helps to create safe ocean spaces for whales and dolphins to swim freely. Vicki also leads our Green Whale science work to identify and fill gaps in our whale and dolphin knowledge. VIEW ALL VICKI’S BLOGS Whales are more than just remarkable beings – they are…

Dominica announces new protections for sperm whales

By Danny Groves | 15th November 2023

Dominica has placed almost 800 square kilometers of sea off the west coast of the country under protection specifically for sperm whales. This will be the world’s first marine sanctuary specifically for the species. Less than 500 individuals of the endangered sperm whale are believed to still live in the waters around the island. The…

We’re urging governments to protect all of our climate heroes – CITES

By Katie Hunter | 14th November 2023

Whales and dolphins are often overlooked by decision-makers, despite playing essential roles in ecosystems that keep every being on Earth alive, including you and me.

Guardians of the Amazon: protecting the endangered river dolphins

By Alison Wood | 8th November 2023

In my last blog, I shared the devastating impact of the climate crisis on the Amazon and the river dolphins who call it home. But that’s not the only threat facing these remarkable beings. As human populations continue to transform rivers and pollute waters to serve our own needs, the future for these dolphins is looking particularly bleak. So today, I want to tell you how we’re working to ensure their survival by supporting the communities that live alongside them.

Amazon river dolphins. Image: Fernando Trujillo/Fundacion Omacha

Amazon tragedy as endangered river dolphins die in hot water

By Alison Wood | 6th November 2023

The climate crisis is accelerating at such an alarming rate that some whale and dolphin populations haven’t got time to adapt. More frequent and severe droughts and heatwaves are threatening the survival of species and ecosystems that are crucial to our own existence. When 155 endangered river dolphins died suddenly in Lake Tefé in Brazil, this heartbreaking event gave us a stark warning of the severity of the situation.

Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin © Mike Bossley/WDC

WDC in Japan – Part 3: Restoring freedom to dolphins in South Korea

By Katrin Matthes | 24th October 2023

In my last blog, I shared my spectacular encounter with digital whales and dolphins, now I want to tell you about the real dolphins I had the chance to marvel at in the wild from Jeju Island in South Korea. The best part of the story is that some of them were once in captivity but have been successfully released into the wild thanks to the tireless work of an organisation called Hot Pink Dolphins. Today, these dolphins swim wild and free again, reunited with their original family. Since South Korea is only a stone’s throw away from Japan, I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to meet the team responsible.

Wintery scene in Iceland

Seeking sanctuary – Iceland’s complex relationship with whales

By Hayley Flanagan | 17th October 2023

Iceland is an incredible island full of contrasts – from fiery volcanos to icy glaciers, thundering waterfalls to cavernous rift valleys. Amidst all the wonder, one sobering paradox looms: while the seas are home to populations of wild whales, docked in the port two lone, harpoon-equipped whaling ships threaten these amazing beings.

Whaling ship Hvalur 8 arrives at the whaling station with two fin whales

A summer of hope and heartbreak for whales in Icelandic waters

By Luke McMillan | 5th October 2023

Now that the 2023 whaling season in Iceland has ended, it’s time to reflect on the whirlwind of events that unfolded for the fin whales in Icelandic waters. We have been at the forefront of efforts to end the slaughter, and this season was a rollercoaster of emotions, with moments of hope that an end to whaling was in sight, and heartache as 25 sentient beings fell victim to the harpoons.

New Important Marine Mammal Areas added to global ocean conservation list

By Danny Groves | 15th September 2023

Commerson’s dolphin Experts from a number of countries have mapped out a new set of Important Marine Mammal Areas (IMMAs) in the South West Atlantic Ocean, from the Guianas, north of the Brazilian Amazon, to the tip of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina. IMMAs are essentially portions of ocean important to marine mammal species that have…

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