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Beluga whales safely land in Iceland

Cargolux delivers Little Grey and Little White safely to Iceland on their way to the world’s first beluga whale sanctuary. Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC) are happy to confirm the safe arrival of two beluga whales, Little Grey and Little White, after a 6,000 mile journey from China to Iceland.  Little Grey and Little White…

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How you fly two beluga whales home to the ocean

Ahead of the relocation of Little White and Little Grey to the world’s first open water sanctuary for belugas, we gave international media the opportunity to discover how this epic 6,000-mile journey will be delivered to plan, and speak to some of the expert team involved in making this as comfortable a journey as possible…

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New date set for beluga move to sanctuary

Following bad weather preventing the initial operation to move two beluga whales from captivity in China to a new ocean home in Iceland, we’re pleased to confirm a new date has been set for the departure of Little Grey and Little White. Our top priority has always been Little Grey and Little White’s welfare and…

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How do you build a beluga whale sanctuary?

Preparing a new home for two ex-captive belugas is a wonderful world first. The future of the two captive beluga whales we are building a sanctuary for, in a remote location in Iceland, is looking more certain by the day. As the weather improves and we get the necessary endorsements for our sanctuary to be…

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Whitefish – The cruelty behind Russian beluga whale trade

Born to Be Free, an impressive documentary exposing the devastating cruelty behind captive shows and the Russian trade in wild beluga whales, will air tonight on national TV in the UK and is well worth searching out if you live elsewhere.   Not to be confused with the film classic Born Free from the 1960s,…

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Captive beluga loses first calf

Earlier this year, we shared the sad news that Qinu, a beluga held at Georgia Aquarium, was pregnant with her first calf – a continuation of the horrible legacy of captivity.  Unfortunately, Georgia Aquarium has reported that Qinu’s calf died before birth.  This news comes after SeaWorld Orlando also announced the death of a newborn beluga…

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First beluga born in captivity in Canada dies

Qila, the first beluga whale to be born in captivity in Canada has died at the age of 21. Qila was from the Western Hudson Bay population of wild beluga whales but was born into captivity and held at the Vancouver Aquarium for all of her short life. The cause of death is not know…

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A victory for WDC. A victory for whales and dolphins

Georgia Aquarium has decided not to appeal a recent court decision that refused permission for the facility to bring wild-caught beluga whales from Russia to the United States. The Aquarium had been trying to import 18 whales captured in Sea of Okhotsk, Russia, but the court initially denied a permit to do so on the grounds that…

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Another beluga whale death at SeaWorld

A two-year-old beluga whale calf called Stella had died at SeaWorld in San Antonio, Texas. It is not yet known what caused her death but SeaWorld says she was being treated for possible gastrointestinal issues. Stella is the second young beluga to die at the marine park this year. Both whales were the offspring of…

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