Mark Berman

We are deeply saddened to hear that Mark Berman of Earth Island Institute in the United States has passed away. Mark was a very dedicated and committed dolphin conservationist who many of us at WDC had the pleasure of working with over the years.

Ask an Expert - Dr. Giles, part 2

Part 2 of our Q&A with Dr. Giles, research director of the Center for Whale Research on San Juan Island, Washington, focuses on the research conducted by the CWR and what they’ve seen in 40 years of studying the Southern Residents.

The Klamath Undammed - a win for endangered orcas

April 6, 2016: A win for the endangered orcas

After nearly a decade of negotiations and multiple efforts to have legislation passed by Congress, PacifiCorp, the company that owns four dams on the Klamath River of Oregon and California, has signed an agreement to remove the four Klamath River dams by 2020!

Tilikum and the history of wild orca captures

Although Tilikum has been a captive whale for most of his life – the past 33 years – he started life as wild orca in the cold waters of the North Atlantic, a free Icelandic whale.  Tilikum was a victim of the wild capture efforts that shifted to Iceland and the North Atlantic after they were run out of the Paci


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