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Good to see the UK standing firm on fish disgards – shame that the Chancellor is threatening to steamroller over the rest of our wildlife

The Guardian is reporting that the 'UK vowed to hold firm against plans to continue...

Expert Says Orca Was Blown Up During Navy Training Exercise

A 3-year-old member of an endangered orca population in the Pacific North West found dead...

That's A Bit Close Kesslet !

Hi Everyone, I managed to watch Kesslet and Charlie for a half hour or so...

The Pacific Rim Whale Festival Gets Underway

On the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, the small communities of Tofino...

Swiss Government Moves To End Dolphin Captivity

WDCS is delighted by news that the Swiss government has taken its first steps in...

WDCS Report Critical Of UK Laws Protecting Whales And Dolphins

WDCS has just released a new and highly critical report which reviews the laws that...

Seoul Zoo To Release Illegally Caught Dolphin

Seoul Zoo in South Korea is to suspend its dolphin shows and return one of...
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Our successes

End captivity

Stop whaling

Create healthy seas

Prevent deaths in nets

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.

A world where every whale and dolphin is safe & free

There are 3 vital ways that we are fighting for the survival of whales and dolphins.

Together we can:

Japanese whaler with harpoon hunting minke whales

Whaling and captivity

Whales and dolphins should live free and healthy lives.

Humpback whale tail in Antarctica

Why whales and dolphins matter

Whales play a vital role in the health of the marine ecosystem and the planet.

man attempting to free common dolphin from fishing gear

Create safe seas

Vessels and fishing gear accidentally harm over 650,000 marine mammals each year