🐋 Your October whale and dolphin news — WDC

You helped keep the ban on hunting whales

Our expert team has been at the meeting of the International Whaling Commission. This is where governments make decisions about the conservation of whales.

We were campaigning to make sure the ban on commercial whaling was upheld – and we succeeded. We were also convincing policymakers that we need to save the whale to save the world.

It’s your support that gets us to these meetings where huge decisions are made. Ed Goodall (meet him in the video above) and the team asked me to say a heartfelt ‚thank you so much‘ for the financial and moral support you give them.

Until next month,

Julia Pix

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Have you signed yet?

More than 12,000 people have added their names to our letter to travel giant TUI, asking them to help make this generation of captive whales and dolphins the last. There’s still time to sign!

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Shop with us.

Shop with us today

This stunning t-shirt has been designed exclusively for WDC and comes in a choice of colours. It’s just one of the designs in our online shop. Shop with us today knowing that your money is helping whales and dolphins.

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Orca Tilikum in tank

Stories from the dark side

Whales and dolphins are too intelligent, too social and too mobile for life in a tank. Witnessing the impact captivity has had on the mental health of individual whales and dolphins really makes this fact hit home. Hear some of their stories.

REAL STORIES

Play our raffle today.

Win ÂŁ1,000 in our raffle

The Christmas raffle is now open. Just click the button below to play and help protect whales and dolphins. You’ll be in with the chance to win ÂŁ1,000!  Play by 13 January 2023. Over 18+ and T&Cs apply.

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Why do whales strand?

If you’ve seen the heartbreaking images of pilot whales on New Zealand beaches, you might be wondering why whales and dolphins get into trouble like this. It’s WDC scientist Nicola Hodgins’s job to try to answer these questions.

TELL ME WHY

fin whale

Watching the whalers

With our conservation partner in Iceland, Hard To Port, we raised the alarm with government officials that fired harpoons were failing to explode, prolonging the fin whales‘ agony. The fisheries minister made onboard monitoring compulsory.

FULL STORY

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