Join us on 21st April, plus how you are saving whales and dolphins
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Welcome to your whale and dolphin news
Planet Earth needs whales. You need whales. These climate giants play an enormous role in fighting the climate and biodiversity crises, so we’re joining The Big One in London on 21st April. Organisations and individuals will gather throughout Westminster and at the Houses of Parliament to send a united message to government that we need to protect our planet.
Will you join us there? We’ll email you with more details soon, but this is to get a note in your diary that we’d love to see you.
30 years captivity free
Did you know that this month marks 30 years since the last dolphinarium closed in the UK? We’re going to be celebrating 30 years captivity free with you throughout 2023, whilst urging the government to end it forever by making it illegal. Watch this space.
As always, thank you so much for your support, however you choose to give it.
30 years captivity free
This poor dolphin was held at Windsor Safari Park. Although it’s been three decades since the last dolphin show closed in the UK, it’s not illegal to hold captive whales and dolphins here and UK holidaymakers still visit these cruel attractions abroad.
Swim free Kiska
I’m so sad to tell you that the orca described as ‚the world’s loneliest whale‘ has died at Marineland, Canada. She spent four decades in captivity having been taken from her family when she was just three.
Great products just in
We’ve got fabulous new items waiting for you in our online shop, including some great books for the whale and dolphin fans in your life or just as a treat to yourself.
Porpoises and people
Your support has enabled us to fund a project in Hong Kong that’s working with fishing communities to help save the vulnerable finless porpoises who share the sea with them.
We’re thrilled to have Hannah Gold supporting whales and dolphins as our new ambassador. Get yourself a cuppa and enjoy her conversation with fellow author and WDC director Chris Vick.
High Seas Treaty
The high seas are the vast areas of ocean that are outside any national borders and you may have seen in the news that United Nations members have finally agreed a treaty that will help protect them.
Walking for whales
Our Climate Giants team Vicki and Ed believe in their work so passionately they are walking 127 miles to raise money. Will you sponsor them? You’ll fund brilliant projects proving the enormous role whales play in fighting the climate crisis.
Philanthropy cards startup philropy, and environmentalist photographer Prince Hussain Aga Khan have joined forces to create the official collectible card featuring Whale and Dolphin Conservation. Get yours now.