🐋 Your July whale and dolphin news 🐬

How awesome are whales? Find out in our video. Plus your latest whale and dolphin news.

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WDC Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Welcome to your July enews 

Will we ever be able to communicate with whales and dolphins? Do they have emotions? Do they dream? Can we save them? These are some of the great questions our experts – WDC’s Philippa Brakes and conservation biologist Joe Roman – attempt to answer in this video. It’s part of our Reinventing the whale series which takes you on a deep dive into the fascinating world of the whale.

video

We never stop being amazed by whales and dolphins. Humans have just recorded a sighting of a live Sato’s beaked whale for the very first time, and fin whales are returning to their old Antarctic feeding grounds as they start to recover from 20th century whaling. 

Some days working in whale and dolphin conservation are tougher than others. Dealing with the ever-present horrors of hunting and captivity can grind us down, but we are inspired by three things and they are what motivate us: 

  1. Whales and dolphins are awesome and deserve protection
  2. We CAN save them
  3. We have the best supporters in the world by our side to help us

On behalf of all of us at WDC, thanks for being with us.

Julia Pix

Massive thanks to the brilliant team at 39 Pictures for their support with the films.

OrcaLab camera

Thank you

We asked for your help to buy a camera for our friends at OrcaLab, Canada. This camera will allow the team to continue monitoring orcas as they play at a culturally important rubbing beach. You helped to raise more than £4,500 in just three days! The camera will soon be installed and we’ll send an update to everyone who donated. 

A minke whale surfaces

Norway whale experiments

The cruel hearing tests are over for another year. Thank you to all of you who protested. No whales were tested but one little whale was caught and trapped. He became so stressed they had to release him. This has to stop.

WHAT HAPPENED?

Atlantic white-sided dolphins

Devastating for dolphins

The outcome of the Faroese government’s review of dolphin hunting is sickening. Instead of banning the hunts, they have potentially sentenced even more dolphins to death by allowing the slaughter of 500 dolphins every year.

FIND OUT MORE

Dougie Poynter and book

The Whale Watchers

The brilliant Dougie Poynter from McFly is passionate about the natural world, so our partners at BRITA commissioned him to write children’s book, The Whale Watchers. A minimum of 25% of the profits come to WDC.

BUY YOUR COPY

WDC at the climate march

Climate giants

We’ve been at the UN Ocean Conference in Lisbon making sure decision-makers understand the vital role whales play in fighting climate breakdown. We need to protect whales as if our lives depend on it … because they do.

HOW WE GOT ON

A fin whale

Whales in agony

Graphic images coming out of Iceland show fin whales being dragged ashore with the unexploded grenade harpoons still embedded in their flesh. We’re calling on Iceland’s fisheries ministers to stop whale hunting immediately.

FULL STORY

Swim for whales

‚The best day ever!‘

That’s how our amazing fundraisers described taking part in Swim Serpentine last year. Do you want to take on one of the UK’s most iconic swim events? We only have a handful of places left. Enquire by email today to register your interest in this wild swim challenge. 

ENQUIRE TODAY

Inspiring young people

Inspiring young people

In partnership with Itza, we are delighted to announce the launch of a brand-new digital education experience which dives into the wonderful world of whales. We hope to inspire and empower thousands of young people around to world to protect them. 

FIND OUT MORE

We take your privacy and the protection of your personal data seriously. We recently made some changes to our privacy policy; this explains how we collect, store and manage your information.

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