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 - Globally, an estimated 300,000 whales, dolphins and porpoises are killed by accidental capture in fishing nets (bycatch) each year.

Captivity – Globally, there are 3,000 whales, dolphins in captivity, forced to perform tricks for human ‘entertainment’. SeaWorld alone has 197 whales and dolphins in captivity at its various facilities

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 – Commercial whaling is banned, however every year Japan, Norway and Iceland kill around 1,500 whales. Thousands more dolphins and small whales are slaughtered in bloody hunts around the world. WDC work hard to expose this suffering, campaign against whaling, help reduce the demand for whale meat and encourage whale watching, not eating.

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

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