Whale and Dolphin ConservationWDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation (Society), is the world's most active charity dedicated to the conservation and welfare of all whales, dolphins and porpoises, also known as cetaceans.
Established in 1987, WDC has offices in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Germany, the UK and the US. This team of people is dedicated and determined to do their best for the animals and proud of the fact that WDC's operating costs are kept to a minimum. The money raised is spent on urgent conservation, research and education projects that really do make a difference to the daily lives and long-term security of thousands of whales, dolphins and porpoises around the world. Read more about our work in our annual review.
WDC in the UK
WDCS is campaigning for greater protection of whales and dolphins around the UK shores through improved legislation.
They also fund research and education initiatives, run two wildlife centres in Scotland, and their POD campaign is helping to ensure a future for the dolphins of the Moray Firth.
Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society articles
- Seals and porpoises being killed in increasing numbers by ducted propellers
- 18 Beluga whales in captivity for shipment to Georgia Aquarium
- Dolphin shot in Louisiana
- Undercover investigation reveals whales killed for ‘local needs’ in Greenland are being served to tourists
- Orca in captivity – Why?
Oil Spills Proliferate - the impact on whales and dolphins
Three major oil spill incidents have occurred around the world in less than a year. A lot of people think that once the headlines have faded from memory and the clean up act is finished that that is the end of the story. But nothing could be further from the truth.
The return of whaling?
A deal has been proposed that will allow commercial whaling for the first time in 24 years. In June this year, this deal will be considered and acted upon by the 80+ countries attending the International Whaling Commission.
Read more about the resumption of whaling.