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Sanctuary Brings Hope For Freshwater Dolphins In Asia

Sanctuary Brings Hope For Freshwater Dolphins In Asia

The Government of Bangladesh has recently declared three new wildlife sanctuaries for endangered freshwater dolphins in...
More Than 260 Dolphins Washed Ashore On Peruvian Coasts

More Than 260 Dolphins Washed Ashore On Peruvian Coasts

According to officials in Peru, at least 264 dolphins were found dead over a 103km...
German Rock Band Bring Noise Pollution Message To UK

German Rock Band Bring Noise Pollution Message To UK

Popular German rock band. and long-time supporters of WDCS in Germany, Itchy Poopzkid will be...
Nice Trout Kesslet !

Nice Trout Kesslet !

Hi Everyone, Oh well, that is the beginning of my 2012 dolphin research season with...
The Big Miracle…

The Big Miracle…

Hi Everyone, You may have heard that there is a new film coming out starring...
Panel Meets To Consider Future Of Critically Endangered Whale Population

Panel Meets To Consider Future Of Critically Endangered Whale Population

 Over the next few days (12-14th Feb) the ‘Western Gray Whale Advisory Panel’, a group...
Help Protect Scotland's Whales & Dolphins !

Help Protect Scotland's Whales & Dolphins !

Hi Everyone, I was through at our Scottish Dolphin Centre on Tuesday taking some launch...
Proceeds Of New Book To Go To WDCS

Proceeds Of New Book To Go To WDCS

WDCS is delighted to announce the release of Dominion, a book co-authored by respected artist,...

Our successes

End captivity

Stop whaling

Create healthy seas

Prevent deaths in nets

Upheld ban on commercial whaling

Thomas Cook ends ticket sales to SeaWorld

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:

oeca whale with its mouth open being fed at seaworld

End captivity

Whales and dolphins have a right to live free and healthy lives. These highly intelligent individuals should not suffer for human entertainment.

Japanese whaler with harpoon hunting minke whales

Stop whaling

Commercial whaling is illegal. And yet, every year, Japan, Norway and Iceland kill around 1,500 whales.

Humpback whale tail sticking out of the water, an action called fluking

Create healthy seas

Commercial fishing, oil and gas drilling, and shipping are threatening the lives of whales and dolphins.

man attempting to free common dolphin from fishing gear

Prevent deaths in fishing gear

Thousands of whales and dolphins are accidentally killed in fishing gear every year.