See the world’s first whale sanctuary

Amazing video of two whales about to journey to their new ocean sanctuary home

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Amazing video for you – two beluga whales begin their journey to sanctuary… 

The journey home video


As you are a valued WDC supporter, I’ve been keeping you up-to-date as we create the world’s first whale sanctuary. Today, we held a press conference to announce it to the world.

It’s such an exciting project, I wanted to share this video with you so you can ‚meet‘ Little Grey and Little White, the first two beluga whales who, from spring 2019, will call this sanctuary ‚home‘.

The two female whales are currently at Changfeng Ocean World in Shanghai, China. When Merlin Entertainments bought this facility, they vowed to work with WDC and Sealife Trust to create a new home in the ocean for the two whales who came into their care.

Next spring, Little Grey and Little White will take part in a 6,000-mile journey and will be transported by air, land and sea to a large sanctuary in a natural bay at Heimaey, one of the Westman Islands, off the southern coast of Iceland.

Around 3,000 whales and dolphins are held captive around the world, including 300 to 400 belugas. Our dream is that this sanctuary, and others that follow it, will eventually provide a home for many of them or provide the first step on their journey to release.

We’re all so thrilled to be a part of this world first, and extremely proud to be able to give Little Grey and Little White a better life. I’m looking forward to bringing you news every step of the way so you can follow their amazing journey to their new home in the ocean.

Thank you for playing your part in making this happen,

Julia Thoms, WDC campaigns manager


Be part of something amazing ! Please make a donation to help us give captive whales and dolphins a healthier, happier future.


Little Grey and Little White

Their new ocean home

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