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Image: Peter Flood

Biden Administration Sinks Emergency Petition to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes

Image: Peter Flood For Immediate Release, January 20, 2023 WASHINGTON- The National Marine Fisheries Service...
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Amazon Announces End of AmazonSmile Program

Amazon announced on January 19th, 2023 that it is ending its AmazonSmile donation program by...
An orca lies in the surf as people look at it.

Orca Found Dead on Florida Beach

Credit: Flagler County Sheriff's Office On January 11th, a 21-foot-long female orca died after stranding...
A fluke of a North Atlantic right whale lifts out of the water

WDC Fights Back as Maine Delegation Strips Protections for Endangered Whales

Image credit: Peter Flood UPDATE: On December 29th, 2022, President Biden signed the omnibus appropriations...

Dolphinarium to close in Finland

WDC welcomes reports that the only dolphinarium operating in Finland, in the Särkänniemi amusement park in Tampere, is due to close. It’s closure will mean one less dolphinarium in the European Union, of which there are currently 32 operating, a situation WDC has long been campaigning to change (read our report).

It is currently unclear where the dolphins will go once the dolphinarium closes. Four are currently held in captivity there: Delfi and Veera were captured in US waters in 1984. Leevi was born in captivity at the park in 1993 and Eeevertti in 1996.

http://uk.whales.org/sites/default/files/eu-dolphinaria-report-2015.pdf