Your March whale and dolphin news

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News from the world of whales and dolphins


I’ve got some good news and some sad news for you this month. I also wanted to say a massive ‚thank you‘ for your support – it is truly appreciated and makes a big difference for whales and dolphins.

If you haven’t done so already, please sign our petition below and before I get on with sharing the news with you, I thought you might enjoy this picture, snapped by my colleague Charlie, of dolphins having fun in the wild in Scotland…

A humpback whale

With very best wishes,

Julia Thoms, WDC campaigns manager

A common dolphin in a net

Sign our Care2 petition

Thousands of dolphins, porpoises and whales die in fishing gear in UK seas every year. We need to protect them. If you haven’t signed our petition yet, please take a few seconds to do it now. If you already have – THANK YOU!


Fin whale hunt called off

Iceland’s main whale hunter has announced there will be no fin whale slaughter in Iceland this summer, saving the lives of up to 184 endangered whales. This is fantastic news. My colleague Vanessa explains how you helped make this happen.

Richard Branson as Poseidon

Virgin listened to you

We celebrate another leap forward in our campaign to stop UK holiday companies supporting whale and dolphin captivity. Virgin Holidays has listened to you and won’t sign up any new attractions that feature whales and dolphins for ‚entertainment‘.

Yogscast and Hat Films on the Moray Firth

Hunters target pregnant whales

A new documentary makes the shocking revelation that around 90% of the minke whales killed by Norwegian hunters are female, and the majority of them are pregnant.

Great Swim Series

Swim for WDC’s Team Orca!

There’s still time so sign up and take part in the Great London or North Swim 2017 and help raise money for WDC’s international whale and dolphin conservation projects.

WDC Shop - Jewellery

Mother’s Day gift inspirations

Every mum deserves a special treat for Mother’s Day and we’ve got some lovely new gift ideas. Every penny you spend goes to help whales and dolphins around the world.

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