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Right Whale Vessel Strike Protections Sought Nov. 1

WDC and our partners asked a federal judge to set a Nov. 1 deadline for long-delayed federal action to finalize expanded vessel strike protections for critically endangered North Atlantic right whales.

Flippin' Awesome

Celebrating the wonderful world of whales & dolphins

Humpback whale spyhop

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 over 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.

Bottlenose dolphins in the Moray Firth

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:

Japanese whaler with harpoon hunting minke whales

Whaling and captivity

Whales and dolphins should live free and healthy lives.

Humpback whale tail in Antarctica

Why whales and dolphins matter

Whales play a vital role in the health of the marine ecosystem and the planet.

man attempting to free common dolphin from fishing gear

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

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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