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Last chance to see pink river dolphins?

I was lucky enough to go on the trip of a lifetime recently, to the rainforest of Peru. I’d been planning for this trip for a long time, scraping together any spare cash over the years and finally, I got my chance. Working in the fundraising team at WDC we often talk about all the…

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Think twice before booking a luxury ‘snorkel with whales’ safari

Daydreaming about escaping the British winter for sunshine and adventure? If so, you are far from alone! Inevitably, as the nights draw in, many of us start to plan either an escape to the sun, or at the very least, a winter adventure.  Often the ocean, like a talisman, beckons.  Whale watching is, of course,…

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Junger Southern Resident Orca Scarlet (J50) vermutlich verstorben

Ich habe eine große Schwäche für Außenseiter. Geschichten über sie packen mich und ich fiebere mit ganzem Herzen mit. Ich freue mich, wenn sich die Dinge zum Positiven wenden. Leider ist die Geschichte von Scarlet (J50) eine Außenseiter-Geschichte ohne Happy End – anders als im Film. Es ist die wahre Geschichte der bedrohten Southern Resident…

Southern Resident Recovery Task Force – Take Action Now!

Even before the heartbreaking deaths in the critically endangered Southern Resident orca population this summer, Washington State was working on identifying solutions to their decline.  Washington Governor Inslee issued an Executive Order in March to jump-start immediate actions and initiate the Southern Resident Killer Whale Recovery Task Force, bringing together over 40 stakeholders from conservation…

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How a gift in your Will can help prevent whales and dolphins dying in nets

I’ve talked to a number of WDC supporters over the past couple of years, since I’ve been working on WDC’s gifts in Wills programme and found that making a Will is just not at the top of many people’s list of things to do. I was the same, and I expect you are too.  Always…

Orca Morgan gives birth at theme park, Loro Parque

On the morning of Saturday, September 22nd, Morgan gave birth. An orca being born should be a happy event, but no one is celebrating, except perhaps those that will make money from exploiting this new little calf. Let’s explore why this not good news. In November 2011, a wild orca from Norway was shipped to…