About WDCSWDCS – we do a lot, so here is the quick guide
Established in 1987, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS), is the world’s most active charity dedicated to the conservation and welfare of all whales, dolphins and porpoises (also known as cetaceans). We are a global voice for the protection of these animals and their environment.
What does that mean?!
Unfortunately whales, dolphins and porpoises face many threats, such as:
* collisions with ships
* being caught in fishing nets and drowning
* not having enough food
* chemical and noise pollution
* climate change
We defend these remarkable creatures from such threats by taking the money and resources raised by supporters and pumping it back into campaigns and projects across the globe that really do have an impact…
- WDCS campaigns locally and internationally to stop these many threats and create pressure to bring about positive change
- WDCS funds various projects around the world that support urgent practical conservation work
- WDCS supports governments and other decision-making organisations who want to protect whales and dolphins and their environment. We help them by providing sound advice, expert opinion, together with strong legal, scientific and ethical arguments
- WDCS fights the governments and businesses which don’t care about whales and dolphins, and those that support or run activities that harm these wonderful animals. We work tirelessly to expose them by running vital investigations that reveal these unnecessary actions and help stop them.
- WDCS represents whales and dolphins on important issues and threats by advising and engaging with international conventions, national governments, local communities and other conservation organisations.
- WDCS educates and informs people through the media, events, exhibitions, schools initiatives, visitor centres, websites and much more. By spreading the word we improve understanding of whales and dolphins and the need to protect these incredible animals and their environment.