WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, is the world's most active charity (Registered No. 1014705) dedicated to the conservation and welfare of all whales, dolphins and porpoises (also known as cetaceans).
Established in 1987, WDCS is staffed by a small, dedicated team of people determined to do their best for the animals and proud of the fact that WDCS's operating costs are kept to a minimum. The money raised is spent on urgent conservation, research and education projects that really do make a difference to the daily lives and long-term security of thousands of whales, dolphins and porpoises around the world.
Our objectives are:
1. To reduce, and ultimately, eliminate the continuing threats to cetaceans and their habitats.
2. To raise awareness of cetaceans and educate people about the need to address the continuing threats to their welfare and survival.