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SeaWorld's Lasting Impact

This week, guest blogger Jeff Ventre helps to explain the devastating legacy of captivity for the Southern Resident orcas – why they are still affected by captures that happened decades ago.  These efforts devastated their population, and they are still struggling to recover.  Today, they face threats like prey depletion, pollution, and noisy waters.  Helping to restore salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest is one way we c

Update on Shanghai belugas

WDC (Whale and Dolphin Conservation) is continuing to work with Merlin Entertainments to identify a permanent solution to secure a better future for three belugas currently housed at Shanghai Oceanworld in China, including their possible release back into the sea.

A brief history of the Southern Residents

WDC will be launching a new campaign soon – stay tuned for more on that! – and I’d like to offer a little background information so that our supporters have all the knowledge they need to help us out with our new endeavor.

Who are the Southern Residents?

Don’t stroke the lions!

When you go to an animal park where they hold animals like lions or bears, there are signs that say “Don’t open the windows of your car!” or “Don’t get out of the car!” or “Don’t try to stroke the animals!” or “Do not reach through the bars!” And people generally follow these instructions because they know that despite the fact that the animals might have been in captivity most of their lives, they are still wild animals which means that their actions and reactions are somewhat hard to foresee.

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