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Latest policy developments
- All policy news
- Create healthy seas
- End captivity
- Prevent bycatch
- Prevent deaths in nets
- Stop whaling
WDC responds to stranded striped dolphin on Plymouth Long Beach, MA
Petition Seeks Oregon Endangered Species Protection for Southern Resident Orcas
Vessel Strike Killed Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale
Dead Critically Endangered North Atlantic Right Whale Washes Up in Virginia
WDC’s Education Wishlist = Cleared!
Looking forward for Southern Resident orcas in 2023
Biden Administration Sinks Emergency Petition to Shield Right Whale Moms, Calves From Vessel Strikes
Upheld ban on commercial whaling
Greater protection for Hector's dolphins
Reducing fishing gear threat to right whales
Whale meat no longer moved through EU ports
Marine protected area created in Bangladesh
UK commits to reduce death in nets
Marine protected area created in Antarctica
US import of captured beluga whale stopped
Speed limit for ships along the US east coast
Harbour porpoise homes protected in UK
Online whale meat sales stopped in Japan
World's first beluga whale sanctuary
We work with partners from all sectors to secure a future where whales and dolphins are safe and free.
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Every whale and dolphin - safe & free
There are 4 vital ways that we are fighting for the survival of whales and dolphins.
Together we can:
Whales and dolphins have a right to live free and healthy lives. These highly intelligent individuals should not suffer for human entertainment.
Commercial whaling is illegal. And yet, every year, Japan, Norway and Iceland kill around 1,500 whales.
Create healthy seas
Commercial fishing, oil and gas drilling, and shipping are threatening the lives of whales and dolphins.
Prevent deaths in fishing gear
Thousands of whales and dolphins are accidentally killed in fishing gear every year.