Hi there and welcome to your November enews from Whale and Dolphin Conservation.
We’re feeling hopeful and optimistic. Humans still do awful things to whales and dolphins and, with your support, we continue to fight these atrocities with all our might. But the tide is turning and change is coming.
Reasons to be cheerful:
- France is preparing to make it illegal to keep whales and dolphins in tanks for human entertainment and travel giant Expedia has ended its support for these cruel attractions. Now we need TUI to step up and do the same.
- We’ve made progress in our campaign to save endangered Hector’s dolphins in New Zealand and proposals are on the table to try to stop them dying in fishing nets.
- Our team returned from the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow excited that plans were put in motion to increase ocean restoration and protection.
On behalf of all of us at WDC, thank you so much for playing your part. The support you give us is what enables us to keep pushing for change. Knowing we have you by our side helps keep us hopeful.
P.S. Next Tuesday is Giving Tuesday, a day where everyone can do something to support the causes that matter to them. Look out for an email from our CEO, Chris Butler-Stroud to see how you can get involved.
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WDC’s Ed Goodall was at COP26 representing whales and dolphins. He was fighting for change both inside the conference and outside on the climate march. I asked him to share what it was like, what we did and what we achieved. WHAT WE DID AT COP26
📣 Campaign update
The New Zealand government has proposed new measures to keep Hector’s dolphins safe from fishing nets. But while the action they suggest is good, it won’t do enough to stop the suffering and save lives.WHAT’S GOING ON?
An amazing whale teacher
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Drastic plastic action
We all know plastic is choking the ocean and killing whales and dolphins. All our individual and national actions add up and make a difference but transformative change will only happen when it’s driven at an international level.WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN?
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