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Celebrating the wonderful world of whales & dolphins
Find out in-depth information about many of these amazing creatures and the lives they lead in the wild.
How we help whales & dolphins
WDC has over 30 years experience of funding vital conservation and research projects.
Secret lives under the sea
Whale and dolphins are superbly adapted for life in the marine environment.
Facts, figures, videos & more
Which whale is the biggest? The fastest dolphin? The deepest diver? Discover the record breakers.
A world where every whale and dolphin is safe & free
There are 3 vital ways that we are fighting for the survival of whales and dolphins.
Together we can:
Whaling and captivity
Whales and dolphins should live free and healthy lives.
Why whales and dolphins matter
Whales play a vital role in the health of the marine ecosystem and the planet.
Create safe seas
Vessels and fishing gear accidentally harm over 650,000 marine mammals each year
Whales play a vital role in the health of our planet
This is the foundation of all our work
Coordinated teams on a worldwide mission
We’re protecting whales and dolphins with a truly global effort, with our teams in North America, Australia, Germany, and the UK all working together.
Our supporters make invaluable contributions to our work.
We are extremely grateful for this support, and proud to share what we've accomplished so far.
We are the leading charity dedicated to the protection of whales and dolphins.
Our work includes campaigns, conservation projects, field research, educational outreach, and advising governments.
There is still much to be done
Under our 4 program goals, we are currently focusing on the following key areas.