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🐳 Thank you from the whales and dolphins 🐬

WDC Whale and Dolphin Conservation

Merry Christmas

It’s been another exciting year in the world of whales and dolphins and your support has helped us achieve amazing things!

Together we:

  1. Created the world’s first sanctuary for captive beluga whales in partnership with the SEA LIFE Trust.
  2. Persuaded Virgin Holidays, British Airways and TripAdvisor to stop selling tickets to SeaWorld and other attractions that hold captive whales and dolphins.
  3. Convinced the Scottish government to establish protected areas for whales and dolphins.

and much much more…

On behalf of the whales and dolphins and everyone here at Whale and Dolphin Conservation, I’d like to say a massive THANK YOU for your continued support. Let’s do more great things for whales and dolphins next year!

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year,

Julia Pix, WDC.

 

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Donate today and your gift could be doubled — wdc

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Looking for the perfect antidote to the Black Friday offers you’ve been bombarded with recently? Today is Giving Tuesday, a day to reflect on the causes close to our hearts and give a little back.

Will you help us raise £10,000 today? It’s an ambitious target, but we’re off to a great start as generous WDC supporters have kindly pledged to match* your gift to us. Will you help in our fight to end captivity ?

YES, I WANT MY DONATION DOUBLED

With you by our side, we’ve persuaded some of the biggest companies in the travel industry, such as British Airways and Trip Advisor, to stop promoting facilities that keep whales and dolphins captive. A donation from you today could help us achieve even more in 2020.

Remember, donations up to the value of £4,200 will be matched this Giving Tuesday, meaning a gift £30 could be doubled to £60. 

Thank you for all your incredible support this year .

Cathy Williamson
Policy Manager – End Captivity

 

 

 

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*Donations up to the value of £4,200 will be doubled.

Save the date — wdc

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In amongst all the offers and deals of Black Friday, we thought we’d give you a break from shopping and tell you the story of Little Grey and Little White .

These belugas were born in the wild, taken from waters near Russia before being sold to an aquarium in China. In June this year, thanks to amazing supporters like you, Little Grey and Little White made an incredible journey from China to their new home in Iceland where they will shortly be released into the world’s first-ever beluga whale ocean sanctuary.

Captivity is cruel. Belugas held in captivity can have their life expectancy halved and that is absolutely heartbreaking. But, with your support, we are winning the fight against those who still want to keep these beautiful creatures in concrete tanks.

Save the date . Look out for your email on Tuesday 3rd December to find out how you can help write the final chapter in the story of captivity – an ending where all whales and dolphins can live safe and free.

Thank you for your incredible support this year.

Cathy Williamson
Policy Manager – End Captivity

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To: Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister :: Save NZ Dolphins

https://our.actionstation.org.nz/petitions/save-nz-dolphins

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We want Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the New Zealand government to save Māui and Hector’s dolphins.

We are calling for the government to immediately phase out set net and trawl fishing within the dolphins’ habitat around the whole coast of New Zealand.

Why is this important?

Māui dolphins are on the brink of extinction and Hector’s dolphins are heading towards a similar fate if nothing changes. These dolphins are taonga and native to New Zealand, they’re not found anywhere else in the world.

The single greatest threat to Māui and Hector’s dolphins is fishing nets. There used to be around 50,000 Hector’s but now, because of destructive fishing methods, not many more than 10,000 remain. For the critically endangered Māui, it’s even worse. In the 1970s there were around 2,000, now there are fewer than 60 left.

If we don’t act now we risk losing New Zealand dolphins forever. We need to save them, and we hope you will help us!

Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), has been working in New Zealand behind-the-scenes for years gathering evidence and garnering political and public support. Now it’s time for all of us to raise our voices and be heard.

Around 110 to 150 New Zealand dolphins die in set nets every year and a similar number in trawls. Set nets are sometimes referred to as ‘walls of death’. They hang in the water, anchored to the sea bed with weights and are stretched across the surface with floats. They are indiscriminate, catching every creature that swims into them.

Trawl nets are dragged through the water by boats and, like the set nets, scoop up whatever and whoever is in their path. Right now Hector’s and Māui dolphins are protected from set nets in just 30% of their habitat and from trawl nets in less than 10%.

But, here’s the great news – if we band together we can protect them and we could save the species. Are you with us?

The New Zealand government is currently working on what’s called a Threat Management Plan for these dolphins – this plan outlines what the government intends to do to look after the dolphins. However the plan is woefully inadequate; the government proposals will allow at least 50 dolphins to die every year in fishing nets. This is unacceptable!

See the plan here: https://www.mpi.govt.nz/dmsdocument/34971.

We’re urging Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to remove these dangerous nets from the dolphins’ home. We’re calling for the New Zealand government to transition our country away from destructive fishing methods, and immediately phase out set net and trawl fishing within the dolphins’ habitat, to the 100 metre depth contour, around the whole coast of the country.

The government must also consult relevant local iwi about implementing a phase out of trawling and set nets in line with the obligations of Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

This is our chance to show the government how much we love these dolphins. They are taonga and deserve to survive and thrive. Sign our petition to send the Prime Minister a message and help us save them!

What you can do:
– Write to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, using the automatic form
on our petition page
– Like and share our Facebook/Instagram pages
https://www.facebook.com/whalesorgnz/
https://www.instagram.com/wdc_nz/
– Post on social media about NZ dolphins and share it with us
using the hashtag #SaveNZDolphins

UPRISING, AUFSTAND, UEBERALL? – Wake News Radio/TV — WDC

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We’re facing an extinction emergency and we need YOUR help 

You don’t want to witness a dolphin extinction and neither do we. But I’m sad to say that this is what will happen if we can’t persuade New Zealand’s Prime Minister to take urgent action to save Māui and Hector’s dolphins. Please sign our new petition now.

Māuis are on the brink of extinction. Their cousins, the Hector’s dolphins could be heading towards a similar fate if nothing changes. 

There used to be around 50,000 Hector’s but now, because of destructive fishing methods, not many more than 10,000 remain. For the critically endangered Māui, it’s even worse. In the 1970s there were around 2,000, now there are fewer than 60.

Right now, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her government are reviewing a conservation plan for these native dolphins. But the options are weak and would allow at least 50 dolphins to die every year in fishing nets. This is unacceptable!

So we’ve launched a new campaign, on a New Zealand petition site, calling on Prime Minister Ardern to immediately phase-out trawl fishing and set nets from the coastal areas where these precious dolphins live – it’s the only way to save them.

Help us show the world is watching – please sign now before it’s too late.

Thank you  it genuinely means a lot to know we have your support.

With very best wishes on behalf of everyone here at Whale and Dolphin Conservation,

Julia Pix

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Orcas spyhopping

Last chance to vote!

Thanks if you’ve already voted for us in the Animal Friends Pet Insurance £100K giveaway! If you haven’t voted yet, please take 30 seconds to do so below. Securing £100,000 will make such a difference to our work. Voting closes at midnight on Sunday 24 November.

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A humpback showing pectoral fin

Flippin‘ Awesome

Humpbacks off Alaska have been filmed using their flippers to feed. We’ve never seen this before and it seems this lot may be the only whales who do it. If it works for them, they will pass the technique on to others and teach future generations. Amazing!

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Orcas in the whale jail

End of whale jail

The infamous ‚whale jail‘ in Russia is now empty. Following outcry from us and others all over the world, the orcas and belugas have been released. We hope they are OK and that this never happens again. It was beyond awful – no whale should suffer like this.

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Risso's dolphins leaping

Wonderful dolphin week 

Joelle Davies volunteered to join us to study dolphins in Wales. Here she shares her fascinating story with you. Our research helps us understand these dolphins and what needs to be done to keep them safe. Could you volunteer with us?

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Disentanglement training

Working together

Nobody wants to catch a whale or dolphin in their fishing gear. It can be distressing for a fisher if it happens to them. We were proud to be involved with Europe’s first workshop to help fishers avoid entanglements and free trapped whales or dolphins if the worst happens.

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Let us help you get ready for Christmas. We’ve got gift ideas for the whole family. — wdc

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Christmas is coming!!

Presents to buy, gifts to wrap, cards to write….

Let us help you, we’ve got lots of great gift ideas for the whole family, recycled gift wrap and reusable gift bags.

 

Mix yourself a gin £30

Gift bag, ribbon from £2.90

Knitted hoodies £34.50

Scratch & sketch £11.50 each

Whale tail necklace £21.50

Cuddly Wild call Orca £8.95

Adventurer’s kit from £2.50

Tin Shampoo bars £8.50

Dolphin mother & calf £15

Stocking fillers from 50p

Stocking fillers from 50p

Books for everyone from £8.99

Knitted Beanies each £7

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Please help us win £100,000 — WDC

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Humpback breaching

Can you spare ten seconds today to help us secure £100,000?

Thank you for your incredible response to my email earlier this month. Because of you, we’ve made it through to the grand final of the Animal Friends ‘£100k giveaway’ and have a real chance of securing a game-changing donation that could genuinely make all the difference in our fight to end captivity.

VOTE FOR WDC TO WIN £100,000

We are not a big organisation but, because of supporters like you standing with us over the last 30 years, we’ve celebrated some huge successes this year towards realising our vision of a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.

In the last few months, we’ve won important victories that have seen big names in the tourism industry, like TripAdvisor, British Airways and Virgin Holidays, agree to stop selling tickets to facilities that exploit whales and dolphins for human ‘entertainment’. We’ve also worked with our partners to welcome belugas Little White and Little Grey to the world’s first whale sanctuary – a huge milestone that I personally believe marks the beginning of the end for the captivity industry.

We’ve only been able to secure these vital wins for whales and dolphins because of you, and your continued support.

By voting for WDC here, in just ten seconds you could help us to secure a safe future for over 3,000 individuals, like Morgan (pictured above), who suffer in cruel captive facilities.

Thank you so much for all that you do to support us.

Chris Butler-Stroud, CEO

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🐳 Your October whale and dolphin news 🐬

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You’re making history

People power works! Virgin Holidays, British Airways and now TripAdvisor. You helped persuade these travel giants to stop selling tickets to attractions that hold whales or dolphins captive.

TripAdvisor’s announcement is another major victory for our campaign to end travel industry support for SeaWorld and other facilities that exploit whales and dolphins.

You’ll find out more about our campaign in your next issue of Whale & Dolphin. (If you don’t already get it, you should! Just donate here to subscribe and receive our brilliant magazine four times a year.)

Now, we urgently need your help to stop whaling.

Thank you for being a vital part of Whale and Dolphin Conservation.

Julia Pix, WDC.

TAKE ACTION TO STOP WHALING

Join our campaign

Japan’s whalers have just killed 212 whales. What a tragic loss of life. Most Japanese people don’t even eat whale meat – it’s all about politics. While the Rugby World Cup is in Japan, we’re urging Japanese tourist agencies to push for an end to whaling.

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Anyone for whale meat?

We joined with partner organisations to commission a survey in Norway to find out if anyone actually eats whale meat there. You may (or may not) be surprised by the results. Are we at a tipping point for whaling in Norway?

FULL STORY

minke whale

Surfing porpoises spotted

Our researchers were treated to the unusual spectacle of porpoises surfing waves off the Welsh coast. Dolphins are well-known for surfing but it’s far less common in porpoises. They looked as though they were having a lot of fun.

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surfing porpoise

Whispering whales?

A new study reveals that right whale mums may be whispering to their calves so they don’t attract predators, like orcas, with their loud voices. Every day’s a school day when whales and dolphins are involved!

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right whale tail fluke

Feeling lucky?

Our Christmas Raffle has just opened and you could be in with the chance of winning big! Tickets are just £1 to play and you could scoop the jackpot of £1,000! You’ll also be helping our work to protect whales and dolphins around the world. Terms and conditions apply.

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Humpback fluke

 

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Brrrrr….. WDC

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Brrrr….

The sun is sinking lower in the sky.

Winter is coming and with it cooler days, perfect for our new zip hoodies!

Dare we say it – Christmas is coming!

Get ahead of the game and start your Christmas shopping now!

 

Bath & body products from £2.30

Bath & body

from £2.30

Silver mist pendant

£28.99

Wooden toys

from £2.50

Puffin

£22.50

Hedgehug

£4.95

Hydralight torch

£35

Gift wrap

from £3.25

Wooden decorations

£6.45 each

Christmas cards

from £3.60

 

Ten seconds of your time could be worth £100k to us — WDC

Humpback breaching

Can you spare 10 seconds this afternoon to help WDC secure £100,000?

There are only a few hours left to help us secure £100,000 of vital funding. It only takes the click of a button but your vote could help win us a huge donation – funds that we urgently need to help us tackle the brutal practice of whaling and support our work to end captivity. I’d also like to say a huge thank you to all of you who have already voted – there’s still time to share and encourage friends and family to vote too!

This exciting giveaway is being run by our long-term supporters, Animal Friends Insurance, who have chosen us to be a part of their 2019 ‚£100k giveaway‘. We’re up against five other great causes for the big prize, and we urgently need your help to get us through to the final!

Please help by clicking this link, choosing ‚Whale and Dolphin Conservation‘ and clicking ‚vote now‘ to cast your vote for us. It really will take just 10 seconds and you don’t even need to enter your name or email address.

VOTE FOR WDC NOW

Thank you so much for taking the time to vote – the whole WDC team really are incredibly grateful!

Abbie Cheesman
Partnerships Manager

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