Why do whales and dolphins strand?

Sadly, thousands of whales and dolphins and porpoises die on shores across the globe every year, some through natural causes, some undoubtedly because of human activity. With your support WDC is at the forefront of looking at why whales and dolphins strand; of rescue efforts in some parts of the world and in helping reduce … Meer lezen

Whale and dolphin species guide

There are around 90 species of whales, dolphins and porpoises, known collectively as ‘cetaceans’. From the enormous blue whale to the tiny vaquita and Hector’s dolphin, you will find information and amazing facts about many of these incredible creatures in our species guide. >> read more …

To save whales, dolphins and the world, we need a global treaty on plastic pollution

Millions of tonnes of plastic enter the environment every year impacting ecosystems and species. Plastic has been found in the air, rain, our bodies and our food chain. Emissions of plastic waste into our rivers and ocean are projected to nearly triple by 2040. That won’t just mean more beached whales with stomachs full of … Meer lezen