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Guardians of the Amazon: protecting the endangered river dolphins

In my last blog, I shared the devastating impact of the climate crisis on the Amazon and the river dolphins who call it home. But that’s not the only threat facing these remarkable beings. As human populations continue to transform rivers and pollute waters to serve our own needs, the future for these dolphins is looking particularly bleak. So today, I want to tell you how we’re working to ensure their survival by supporting the communities that live alongside them.

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Meet our new Commonwealth Corp team members

About Commonwealth Corp Commonwealth Corps works with partner organizations focusing on providing workforce development, health & nutrition, education, youth development, & veteran support. Their mission is to strengthen communities by engaging people through volunteerism. Volunteers serve 10 months in full or half time positions and are sourced from a highly diverse group of Massachusetts residents.…

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An unexpected first whale watch

My first wild whale sighting was in Maui, Hawaii, but before diving into my experience, I want to acknowledge the tragic Maui wildfires that occurred earlier this year. Our hearts go out to the families affected by these devasting events. The effects of climate change come in many forms. Climate change is among the biggest…

Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin © Mike Bossley/WDC

WDC in Japan – Part 3: Restoring freedom to dolphins in South Korea

In my last blog, I shared my spectacular encounter with digital whales and dolphins, now I want to tell you about the real dolphins I had the chance to marvel at in the wild from Jeju Island in South Korea. The best part of the story is that some of them were once in captivity but have been successfully released into the wild

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WDC in UAE – What you should know about COP28

In one month, world leaders will gather in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates for the 28th United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference of the Parties (COP28). The objective of this annual climate change conference is to accelerate solutions to reduce emissions. The 21st COP (COP21) led to the Paris Agreement, a…

Whaling ship Hvalur 8 arrives at the whaling station with two fin whales

A summer of hope and heartbreak for whales in Icelandic waters

Luke McMillan Luke is WDC’s Head of hunting and captivity. Now that the 2023 whaling season in Iceland has ended, it’s time to reflect on the whirlwind of events that unfolded for the fin whales in Icelandic waters. We have been at the forefront of efforts to end the slaughter, and this season was a rollercoaster…