Why we care
The ocean produces over 1/2 of the air we breathe and helps sequester millions of tons of carbon every year.
Whales and dolphins are vital to keeping the ocean's ecosystem healthy. Learn how these amazing creatures contribute to this process, and how we are protecting them.
Save the whales. Save the world.
Choose a humpback or orca to adopt.
Get regular updates with fascinating insights into their lives. Receive their biography, their family tree, a WDC window cling and more…
WDC news and blogs
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 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.
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:
Whales and dolphins have a right to live free and healthy lives. These highly intelligent individuals should not suffer for human entertainment.
Commercial whaling is illegal. And yet, every year, Japan, Norway and Iceland kill around 1,500 whales.
Create healthy seas
Commercial fishing, oil and gas drilling, and shipping are threatening the lives of whales and dolphins.
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
Coordinated teams on a worldwide mission
We’re protecting whales and dolphins with a truly global effort, with our teams in North America, South 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.