Working worldwide to protect whales and dolphins and the places they live.
WDC has thirty years of experience conducting and supporting vital conservation, education and research projects around the globe. Our goal is always to work with local communities, prioritize non-invasive techniques, and ensure that all research directly benefits the conservation of whales and dolphins.
North Atlantic right whale
Gulf of Maine, USA
WDC is fighting to protect one of the world’s most endangered whales. Around 350 whales survive.
Southern Resident orcas
Pacific Northwest, USA
We are supporting efforts to restore habitat for wild salmon, the main food for this endangered group of orcas.
Gulf of Maine, USA
Our Adopt a humpback whale program supports our work to protect these whales who return each spring to feed.
Northern resident orcas
Vancouver Island, Canada
Our Adopt an Orca program helps support the work of Orcalab, the longest-running orca research project in the world.
Humpback whales - Alaska
Supporting ground-breaking research with the first ever study of the "Whale Pump" in the North Pacific.
Moray Firth, Scotland
For over 25 years, WDC has been at the forefront of conservation efforts to protect these amazing dolphins.
Whales, dolphins, and their homes. 30 years of success:
North Atlantic right whales - WDC successfully campaigned to get a speed reduction law extended to reduce the threat of ship collisions with whales.
Risso’s Dolphins - Thanks to WDC’s research and campaigning, the Scottish Government created a marine protected area where these dolphins are found.
Orcas - Thanks to the efforts of Far East Russia Orca Project (FEROP), it has become increasingly difficult for marine parks to replenish their tanks with orcas taken from the wild off the coast of Russia.
Great whale conveyor belt
Migrating whales transport and release thousands of tonnes of nutrients, vital for phytoplankton, krill and fish to thrive.
Indo-Pacific finless porpoises - Hong Kong
Researchers working with local fishermen to learn more about these special porpoises.
Atlantic humpback dolphins - Senegal, West Africa
WDC is helping to fund local conservationists working to save these critically endangered dolphins.
WDC’s research has already led to a proposal to create a marine protected area in Scotland where these dolphins live.
River dolphins, South America
WDC has been at the forefront of vital river dolphin conservation for nearly 30 years.
Far East Russia Orca Project
Russian researchers are studying these amazing whales which are still a target for marine parks.
Port River dolphins
WDC works to protect this group of dolphins which unusually is living in an urban environment.
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