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Whale and Dolphin Conservation partners with local artist for art auction

PLYMOUTH, MA - Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) has partnered with local artist Erik Simmons...
dolphin FB Fundraiser

e.l.f. Cosmetics announces new “porpoise-ful” initiative to benefit Whale and Dolphin Conservation

For Immediate Release, March 16, 2023 OAKLAND, CA - On the fins of its first...

Kiska the ‘world’s loneliest whale’ dies at Canadian theme park

Kiska, dubbed the loneliest whale in the world, has died at Marineland, a zoo and...
Grey seal is released from the kennel on the ocean side of Duxbury Beach

Why did the seal cross the road? WDC responds to a grey seal near Gurnet Point in Plymouth, MA

Grey seal is released from the kennel on the ocean side of Duxbury Beach For...

Norway increases whaling quota despite declining demand

Norway’s government has announced an increase in the number of minke whales that can be hunted this year from 999 to 1278.

This is 28% more than in 2017 even though recent years have seen a decline in the number of whales being killed and fewer whaling vessels heading out to sea.

Falling consumer demand and higher fuel prices along with apparent increasing difficulty in finding the whales have all been blamed on the industry’s decline.

432 minke whales were killed in 2017, down from 660 in 2015. Only 11 vessels took part last year, down from 20 in 2015.

Find out more about whaling in Norway and support WDC’s efforts to end this cruel practice.