WDC NEWS

Hi , thank you for your amazing support!

There’s something about the exuberance of a breaching humpback whale that puts a smile on your face isn’t there? When these peaceful, intelligent beings leap from beneath the waves, they break the boundary between our world and theirs and when I look at the whale in the picture above, I’m reminded why we do what we do.

All our efforts are only possible because of the generosity of our supporters. The majority of our work is funded by individuals – people like you who believe as strongly as we do that whales and dolphins are special and deserve our help. We are also lucky enough to work with fantastic companies and organisations who share our passion for protecting whales and dolphins. Our friends at Humble Bundle recently gave us our largest ever partner donation and so we want to say a massive thank you to them and the entire Humble Bundle community for the money they raised to support our efforts to end captivity.

Thanks for being an important part of this brilliant community of people helping us keep whales and dolphins safe and free.

With best wishes on behalf of everyone at WDC,

Julia Pix, WDC campaigns manager

Dolphin and calf

Dolphin tales

The dolphins of Scotland’s Moray Firth are amazing individuals and following their fascinating lives is a privilege. Here we bring you the highlights of the 2018 dolphin season. You can adopt a dolphin as a Christmas gift and we’ll keep the adopter up-to-date all year round.

Humpback whales in Antarctica

Protecting Antarctica

Marine protection is generally granted by nations. But what about the whales and dolphins who don’t live in national waters? If you are a whale who lives in Antarctica – who protects your home? My colleague, Erich Hoyt, explains the exciting work he’s doing.

A New Zealand dolphin leaps

Reflecting on NZ dolphins

Writer and WDC Ambassador, Philip Hoare was lucky enough to encounter endangered New Zealand dolphins on a recent trip, and in this guest blog he reflects on their beauty, their plight and our shared responsibility to protect them.

WDC calls for stronger protection in UK seas

Stronger UK laws needed​

You may have joined our campaign for better protection for whales and dolphins in UK seas after Brexit. Now, the new Fisheries Bill has been launched and it’s not good enough. We need to stop dolphins, porpoises and whales dying in fishing gear.

Helen, the last dolphin left at Vancouver Aquarium

Canada to end captivity?

Great news! The Canadian Senate has passed a Bill to outlaw the captivity of whales, dolphins and porpoises. The Bill needs to be passed by the House of Commons in May but will hopefully bring an end to this cruel practice in Canada.

2018 Christmas Hamper

Win a whale hamper

We are delighted to announce the return of our Christmas hamper. All you need to do is to let us know what your favourite whale or dolphin species is and why. You’ll be entered into a prize draw to win a bundle of whale-related goodies, free of charge! (UK only)

Christmas Raffle

Play our Christmas raffle

You could win £1,000 first prize, £500 second prize or one of five £100 runners-up prizes. It cost just £1 and the money raised will help whales and dolphins around the world. Hurry the raffle closes on 7 January 2019. (Ts & Cs apply).

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