Whale and Dolphin Conservation




WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. WDC defends these remarkable creatures against the many threats they face through campaigns including hunting and pollution, through campaigns, lobbying, advising governments, conservation projects, field research and rescue. Their vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.

 Ethical Superstore has chosen to work with WDC to help promote the great work they do, you can now make a donation to WDC in our checkout. All of the money donated goes directly to WDC.

“WDC is a passionate, global campaigner for whales and dolphins. We care about whales and dolphins and we want others to care about them too. Our core belief is that all whales and dolphins have the right to exist as nature intends, not as humans decide - to be able to live free from hunting, captivity, entanglement in fishing gear and nets, and to swim in clean, noise-free waters where boats won't injure them. We also work to ensure protected, safe homes for whales and dolphins through designation of marine protected areas, and help campaign to grant individuals legally-recognised rights.”

Death in nets - Hundreds of thousands of whales, dolphins and porpoises die in fishing gear every year. It is a horrible way to die and it’s threatening many vulnerable species.

Captivity – More than 3,500 whales, dolphins and porpoises are held in tanks, which has long term effects on their physical and mental wellbeing. But the tide is turning. People like you are boycotting captive theme parks and supporting WDC to make this the last generation of whales and dolphins in captivity.

Pollution – It is estimated that around 100,000 marine mammals and 1 million seabirds die every year as a result of plastic pollution. A recently stranded Sperm Whale in Spain was found to have 17kg of plastic in its stomach, including supermarket shopping bags.

Whaling – Each year, commercial whalers kill over 1,000 whales. Dolphins are also hunted, with more than100,000 killed every year in legal and illegal hunts around the world. WDC has helped stop illegal exports of whale meat and attempts to make commercial whaling legal again for three decades. Now it’s time to end it once and for all.

You can adopt a dolphin, orca or humpback whale to help give them a safer future:

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