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Bycatch responsible for two more species being placed on the Endangered List!

Unfortunately, 2017 is not turning out to be a great year for whales, dolphins and porpoises with the numbers of some species dropping to worrying levels. Added to the list of “endangered” species by the IUCN are the Irrawaddy dolphin and the finless porpoise both having had their numbers more than halved over the last…

Canada needs help to End Captivity

Coming in the wake of recent efforts to end the cruel practice of captivity for whales, dolphins, and porpoises in North America, a bill currently in Canada’s Senate, S-203 (the Ending the Captivity of Whales and Dolphins Act), would phase out captivity of whales, dolphins, and porpoises in the entire country, with the exception of…

How can a t-shirt help WDC tackle ocean plastic pollution?

WDC strongly believe that single use plastic is an issue that all businesses, consumers and organisations across society must work together to solve. The creators of our exclusive #NotWhaleFood t-shirts, Rapanui Clothing, explain how they are helping – one t-shirt at a time. Make a pledge to reduce your own plastic use and you could…

Death of a species

The discovery of yet another dead endangered North Atlantic right whale off Virginia brings the loss to a total of 18 dead since April, a devastating blow to the species during a year when only five calves were born.   While 12 of the deaths occurred in Canadian waters between June and September, this latest mortality…

WDC are pleased to partner up with online Will writing service, Farewill

Despite common belief, charities rely on gifts in Wills, and at WDC, we would struggle to achieve as much as we do without them. Our vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free but these amazing, intelligent creatures face so many man-made dangers. Leave a gift in your Will, and…

How do you move two beluga whales half way around the world?

I hope you’ve been enjoying following our story as we work to give two captive belugas a new home in a more natural ocean environment and I’m pleased to bring you our latest update.  Whales and dolphins are simply not suited to a ‘life’ in the confinement of captivity and we are committed to doing…