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Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC)
Founded 1987
Type Conservation Charity (Registered Charity No. 1014705)
  • Brookfield House, 38 St Paul Street, Chippenham, Wiltshire, UK.[1]
Area served
Method Research, Conservation, Lobbying and Negotiation.
Key people
Chris Butler-Stroud (Chief Executive)
Slogan A world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.

(WDC) Whale and Dolphin Conservation is a wildlife charity that is dedicated solely to the worldwide conservation and welfare of all OrcaLab in British Columbia, Canada.


  • History 1
  • Wildlife visitor centres 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4
    • Regional websites 4.1


WDC was established in 1987, its headquarters are in Chippenham in Wiltshire, UK. Until late 2012, it was known as the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. Today it is the largest international NGO solely dedicated to the protection of cetaceans and their living environments. WDC operates world wide with offices in Germany, Australia, Argentina, Great Britain and the United States.

Wildlife visitor centres

The flagship Scottish Dolphin Centre is based at the mouth of the River Spey on the southern shore of the Moray Firth on the east coast of Scotland. They also run the Dolphin and Seal Centre along the coast at North Kessock.[3] Both centres are close to Chanonry Point which is reputed to be one of the best spots in the UK to view Bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) from the land.


  1. ^ WDC Contact Information
  2. ^ WDC Homepage
  3. ^ WDC Wildlife Centres

External links

  • WDC Homepage
  • Cetacean Habitat website
  • ACCOBAMS website
  • ASCOBANS website
  • Declaration of rights for cetaceans

Regional websites

  • WDC Homepage
  • WDC UK
  • WDC Germany
  • WDC Australasia
  • WDC North America
  • WDC Latin America

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