Protecting dolphins, porpoises and whales in UK seas
The Story so far
We're making great progress thanks to our brilliant supporters
We presented 75,353 signatures to UK Fisheries Minister, George Eustice calling for strong laws to protect dolphins, porpoises and whales from fishing gear in UK seas after Brexit. He took us seriously and is creating a 'bycatch action plan'.
We joined a government workshop tasked with shaping a 'UK Dolphin and Porpoise Conservation Strategy'. It's thanks to our supporters that we can work at the highest level for a safer future for UK dolphins and porpoises.
We've been lobbying at the EU to strengthen regulations to protect dolphins, porpoises and whales before they come over to UK law. Current measures are inadequate and we're working hard to get laws toughened up.
We've achieved a lot together
UK Fisheries Minister, George Eustice agreed to be a 'whale and dolphin champion' and develop a 'UK bycatch strategy'.
Thomas Cook has dropped parks that don’t meet minimum welfare standards.
Trip Advisor will no longer sell tickets to facilities offering contact with captive, wild or endangered creatures.