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Let's Learn About Whales & Dolphins!

Hey there Education Nation! We have lots of ways for you to learn about our favorite flippered friends. The more you know!

Adopt a whale

Make a difference by adopting an orca or humpback whale. They won't fit in your bathtub, but they will fill up your heart!

Send an email, Save a species!

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You can help to save a species from your couch!

A simple email can have a huge impact.

Beluga Sanctuary Update!

Little Grey and Little White have been safely moved to their new sea sanctuary care area!

Flippin' Awesome

Celebrating the wonderful world of whales & dolphins

Humpback whale poking its head out of the water, a behavior called spyhopping

Species guide

Find out in-depth information about many of these amazing creatures and the lives they lead in the wild.

orca whale swimming at the surface of the water

How we help whales & dolphins

WDC has 30 years experience of funding vital conservation and research projects.

Sperm whales in Sri Lanka

Secret lives under the sea

Whale and dolphins are superbly adapted for life in the marine environment.

two bottlenose dolphins jumping out of the water, one jumping over the other

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:

oeca whale with its mouth open being fed 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.

Japanese whaler with harpoon hunting minke whales

Stop whaling

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

Humpback whale tail sticking out of the water, an action called fluking

Create healthy seas

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

man attempting to free common dolphin from fishing gear

Prevent deaths in fishing gear

Thousands of whales and dolphins are accidentally killed in fishing gear every year.

Whales play a vital role in the health of our planet

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, with our teams in North America, Australia, Germany, and the UK all working together.

Our Successes

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.

About Us

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.

Current challenges

There is still much to be done

Under our 4 program goals, we are currently focusing on the following key areas.

Pod of orcas in Far East Russia