Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society
|Type||Conservation Charity (Registered Charity No. 1014705)|
|Key people||Chris Butler-Stroud (Chief Executive)|
|Method(s)||Research, Conservation, Lobbying and Negotiation.|
|Motto||A world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.|
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. It also has offices in Argentina, Australia, Austria, Germany and the USA and operates worldwide.
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. 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.
- WDCS Homepage
- Cetacean Habitat website
- ACCOBAMS website
- ASCOBANS website
- Year of the Dolphin website