Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society

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

(WDC) Whale and Dolphin Conservation is a wildlife charity that is dedicated solely to the worldwide conservation and welfare of all whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans).[2]

WDC is a recognised partner of the Convention on Migratory Species, which is part of the United Nations Environment Program.


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[edit]

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.

Regional Websites[edit]


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