WDC are excited to announce that Mercury Learning have chosen to support WDC through their STEM: Science, Technology and Mathematics book bundle running through online store, Humble Bundle. What this means is that you can visit the Humble Bundle site and pay what you want for the books and also choose how much goes to WDC.
The Japanese government has decided to withdraw from the International Whaling Commission (IWC – the international body that regulates whale hunting) so that it can begin hunting whales for commercial profit.
In doing so, Japan has effectively turned its back on international co-operation around the regulation of whale hunting.
December 19, 2018: Legislation to allow nearly 1,000 sea lions per year to be killed in the Columbia River between Oregon and Washington has now been signed in to law. Following passage by the Senate earlier this month, the Endangered Salmon Predation Prevention Act (S.3119) was accepted and passed in the House of Representatives despite some differences from the earlier House version of the bill, which passed over the summer. The final version was sent t
Representatives from the European Union’s 28 member states have agreed to a ban on some single-use plastics, including plastic cutlery, plates and straws, as part of a plan to cut plastic pollution in the ocean and increase the use of recycled plastic.
Back in May, the European Commission put forward the proposal for a European Directive on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.
Atlantic salmon net pens in the Pacific Northwest are a major threat to the native wild salmon that are a vital food source for both the Northern and Southern Resident orca populations. These net pens can spread lethal parasites and viruses to wild salmon, are a significant source of pollution, and the nets themselves can entangle and kill other marine mammals, includ
WDC’s gaming challenge Gamers for Orcas is back for a third time in 2019, this year with a brand new warm-up event!
Why not challenge friends or colleagues to a tournament, try beating your own personal best score, or even grab your PJs and set yourself up for an all-nighter with a 12 or 24 hour gaming marathon challenge? Set yourself targets, create some fun forfeits when you reach milestones and spread the word about the issues orcas face.
We have lots of tips for you, so get in contact to speak to a member of the team.
WDC is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Hardy Jones, filmmaker, dolphin protection advocate and founder of BlueVoice.org. Hardy worked tirelessly to bring the beauty and vulnerability of whales and dolphins to the public’s attention and was a brave campaigner, exposing the threats they faced from drive hunts and ocean toxicity.
Last week, Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans made an expansion of critical habitat for both the Northern and Southern Resident orca populations official. Like in the U.S., a critical habitat designation recognizes that an area with certain features is vital for the survival of an endangered species, and protects designated areas from activities that might
November 27, 2018, Orlando, Fla. — Today, PETA, the Animal Welfare Institute (AWI), the International Marine Mammal Project of Earth Island Institute, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, Cetacean Society International, whale expert Dr. Lori Marino, PETA Foundation veterinarian Dr. Heather Rally, and AWI's Dr.