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Whale & Dolphin Conservation (WDC)

Animal Welfare / Marine Conservation Groups

WDC is perhaps the world's most active charity dedicated to the conservation and welfare of cetaceans today. This site features conservation, research and education projects and campaign work.

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Born Free Foundation

Animal Welfare / Marine Conservation Groups

An international wildlife charity working with compassion to prevent cruelty, alleviate suffering and encourage everyone to treat all individual animal's with respect. Born Free believes wildlife belongs in the wild and is dedicated to the conservation of rare species in their natural habitat, and the phasing out of traditional zoos.

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Environmental Jobs

A global marine conservation and education company that is a leading resource in marine conservation jobs, courses and volunteer opportunities.

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Environmental Jobs UK

Environmental Jobs

The UK’s busiest environmental job website. For more Marine Conservation jobs and courses see

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Photography Links

Producing limited edition prints and greetings cards, the marinescape collection has been developed by Niall & Jacqueline Irvine who run the imaging and design company Perspectives, based along the Banff & Buchan Aberdeenshire coast.

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World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Animal Welfare / Marine Conservation Groups

One of the world's largest and most experienced independent conservation organisations with around 5 million supporters and a global network of 27 national organisations, 5 associates and 21 programme offices.

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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Animal Welfare / Marine Conservation Groups

On the front lines, defending the world's marine mammals. Headed by Captain Paul Watson, this controversial anti-whaling group believes in direct action to save the whales.

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Marine Conservation Society (MCS)

Animal Welfare / Marine Conservation Groups

One of our leading UK charity's, dedicated to protecting the marine environment and its wildlife.

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International Fund For Animal Welfare (IFAW)

Animal Welfare / Marine Conservation Groups

IFAW was founded in 1969 to stop the cruel commercial slaughter of harp and hood seals. Since then, the organisation has expanded its campaigns to embrace all animals and have been recognised as "one of the most effective organisations for animal welfare in the world".

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Animal Welfare / Marine Conservation Groups

Dedicated to the protection of the environment by peaceful means, Greenpeace is one of the most effective environmental organisations on the planet.

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Canadian Marine Environment Protection Society (CMEPS)

Animal Welfare / Marine Conservation Groups

A volunteer-run, Canadian registered charitable society founded in 1993 working to educate Canadians about the need to protect the ocean's remaining natural ecosystems for their biological and cultural importance.

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Scottish Wildlife Trusts (SWT)

Scottish Conservation Organisations

The largest of the 46 wildlife trusts and 52 urban wildlife groups that make up the Wildlife Trusts Partnership. Working to protect and conserve the UK's wildlife and wild places.

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Scottish Conservation Organisations

Aiming to help people enjoy Scotland's natural heritage responsibly, understand it more fully and use it wisely so that it can be sustained for future generations.

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Moray Firth Coastal Partnership (MFCP)

Scottish Conservation Organisations

A voluntary organisation made up of representatives or partners from industry, the local authorities, conservation bodies, recreational users and local residents with an interest in the future well-being of the Moray Firth. The Partnership's overall aim is to help people find ways of working together to safeguard the Moray Firth's natural, economic and social resources now and for future generations.

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UK Animal Rescue Directory

Marine Mammal Rescue Groups

Directory of animal rescue web sites. Pets and wildlife. Homes wanted and offered. Fast loading site. Regularly updated.

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Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network

Marine Mammal Rescue Groups

A non-profit volunteer based organisation dedicated to the understanding and conservation of marine mammals. The Network rescues and rehabilitates marine mammals from the Texas Coast, providing food, medical treatment and 24-hour-a-day observation.

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Marine Mammal Stranding Center

Marine Mammal Rescue Groups

A private non-profit organisation based in Brigantine, New Jersey. Since the centre was founded in 1978, it has responded to over 2000 calls for stranded whales, dolphins, seals, and sea turtles that washed ashore on New Jersey beaches.

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The dedicated research and reporting scheme for stranded cetaceans, pinnipeds, marine turtles, and large sharks in Scotland.

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Marine Mammal Rescue Groups

PELAGIS provides essential information for the protection of biodiversity. Faced with the increase in dolphin strandings on the Atlantic coast, the observatory is in the front line in responding to societal issues.

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Formed by divers in 1988 in response to the mass mortality of common seals in the Wash area of East Anglia, BDMLR is a UK charity, comprised of members of the public, who assist the CRRU in Scotland with the rescue of sick, stranded and injured marine wildlife.

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International Cetacean Organisations

Based in Slovenia in the Northern Adriatic Sea, this small dolphin research and conservation group is dedicated to the understanding and protection of cetaceans in these threatened Mediterranean waters.

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Tethys Research Institute

International Cetacean Organisations

Founded in 1986, Tethys is a non-profit NGO dedicated to the preservation of the marine environment, focusing primarily on cetaceans of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Stichting Rugvin

International Cetacean Organisations

Stichting Rugvin, the Rugvin Foundation, is the first NGO specialised in research and education on cetaceans in Dutch waters. It is a member of the "Atlantic Research Coalition” and focuses on monitoring cetaceans from ferry platforms in the North Sea and acoustic research in the Oosterschelde Estuary (website mainly in Dutch).

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Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM)

International Cetacean Organisations

The home page of Society for Marine Mammalogy contains a list of current officers, constitution and by-laws, information about their journal (Marine Mammal Science), a membership application form, recent issues of the SMM Newsletter, and Presidential letters.

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Pelagos Cetacean Research Institute

International Cetacean Organisations

A scientific non-profit for the conservation of Greek and Mediterranean whales and dolphins.

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International Cetacean Organisations

A land-based research station in British Columbia, Canada conducting long-term study of the orcas inhabiting this area and evaluation of human impacts upon them.

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Oceania Project

International Cetacean Organisations

Based out of Byron Bay, Australia, the Oceania Project offers research cruises to observe humpback whales around Hervey Bay, Queensland.

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Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IDWG)

International Cetacean Organisations

Dedicated to the conservation and better understanding of whales, dolphins and porpoises in Irish waters through study, education and interpretation.

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International Whaling Commission (IWC)

International Cetacean Organisations

Reviews and revises the measures laid down in the schedule to the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling which governs the conduct of whaling throughout the world. This site provides information about IWC history, purpose, members, activities, publications and the IWC Journal of Cetacean Research and Management.

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European Cetacean Society (ECS)

International Cetacean Organisations

The largest European association of whale and dolphin scientists, ECS aims to exchange information between dolphin and whale researchers inside and outside of Europe. Whilst basically a scientific organisation, many members are just interested in whales and dolphins without being professional biologists.

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The Sea Watch Foundation

UK-based Research Organisations

Created in 1991 by Dr Peter Evans, this group undertakes scientific research and produces educational material for informing and lobbying for better environmental protection.

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Sea Mammal Research Unit (SMRU)

UK-based Research Organisations

A university unit of the Natural Environment Research Council located at the University of St Andrews. This site provides extensive information on population monitoring, individual variation, marine mammal conservation and advances in scientific research methods.

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Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS)

UK-based Research Organisations

Scotland's premier marine science research organisation committed to increasing knowledge and stewardship of the marine environment through research, education, maintenance of research infrastructure, and knowledge transfer.

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UK-based Research Organisations

Dedicated to the growing network of voluntary observers that collect valuable information on cetaceans around the UK from platforms of opportunity

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Sea Trust

UK-based Research Organisations

A section of the Wildlife Trust S&W Wales formed as a marine arm to monitor and record cetaceans and other sealife by volunteers in Pembrokeshire.

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American Cetacean Society (ACS)

International Cetacean Organisations

Founded in 1967, ACS is a non-profit, volunteer membership organisation with regional U.S. chapters and members in 41 countries. ACS works to protect whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats through education, conservation and research.

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Institute of Zoology (IoZ) London

UK-based Research Organisations

A world renowned research centre specialising in scientific issues relevant to preserving animal species and their habitats.

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Hebridean Whale & Dolphin Trust (HWDT)

UK-based Research Organisations

A registered charity dedicated to the conservation of whales and dolphins off the West Coast of Scotland.

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UK-based Research Organisations

A science charity conducting Ocean Health Checks by gathering information of key marine species so they can be better protected.

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This site provides information on all the marine mammal research carried out from the Lighthouse Field Station in Cromarty.

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Manx Whale & Dolphin Watch

UK-based Research Organisations

A non-profit organisation based in the Isle of Man working in co-operation with the Manx Wildlife Trust and the Manx Basking Shark Watch, dedicated to the protection and conservation of cetaceans in Manx waters and the Irish sea.

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Sarasota Dolphin Research Program

International Cetacean Organisations

The Sarasota Dolphin Research Program conducts high-quality scientific research and provides training and educational opportunities. It focuses on the biology, behaviour, ecology, health, and population dynamics of coastal bottlenose dolphins.

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Groupe de Recherche sur les Cétacés (GREC)

International Cetacean Organisations

Located in Antibes (France), GREC is a small, non-profit, independent research organisation conducting field research in the Mediterranean & French Polynesia. Written in both english and french, the site provides extensive literature on the group's current and long-term research activities.

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Minke Whale Research, Great Barrier Reef, Australia

International Cetacean Organisations

Southern Hemisphere research into the annual winter migration of dwarf minke whales.

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Marine Biological Association (MBA)

UK-based Research Organisations

One of the leading marine biological research institutes in the UK promoting scientific research into all aspects of life in the sea.

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International Cetacean Organisations

An independent, non-profit and non-governmental organization dedicated to the research and protection of cetaceans in Slovenia since 2001.

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The Wild Dolphin Project Bahamas

International Cetacean Organisations

Founded in 1985 and directed by Dr. Denise Herzing, this is a small research organisation dedicated to the observation and study of wild dolphins in the Bahamas which focuses on documenting the life history and communication system of both Atlantic spotted dolphins and bottlenose dolphins through the use of non-invasive technology.

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Founded in 1839, the SSPCA is Scotland's oldest and largest animal welfare charity. It aims to prevent cruelty to animals and promote kindness and humanity in their treatment.

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The RSPCA fights for animal welfare in the UK and throughout the world – campaigning on a variety of issues including issues concerning marine mammals, bycatch and rescue.

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Direct seal care is the most important activity of this centre, but scientific research is also a highly important area of the organisations work.

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Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA)

Animal Welfare / Marine Conservation Groups

The EIA is an independent, international campaigning organisation committed to investigating and exposing environmental crime - read about some of their past successes!

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Seal Conservation Society (SCS)

Scottish Conservation Organisations

A non-profit charitable organisation set up in the spring of 1996 with the aim of protecting and conserving pinnipeds worldwide by promoting the conservation, welfare and study of the 33 living pinniped species.

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Dolphins for Kids

Other Miscellaneous Marine Sites

A super educational site full of dolphin facts and information for kids.

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Photography Links

This site also offers a wide variety of marine mammal and cetacean stock photography.

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Can Stock Photo

Photography Links

Offering professional, royalty free stock photography from just $1 with a generous license agreement, this site includes more than 10,000 marine-related images from its library of some one million images.

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SaveWave dolphin savers

Other Miscellaneous Marine Sites

Specifically focusing on the problem of dolphin bycatch, SaveWave is an organization offering solutions to ecological problems in the oceans. The site provides information on a range of ultrasonic-emitting microcomputers that can be easily attached to fishing gear to reduce bycatch.

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British Marine Life Study Society (BMLSS)

Animal Welfare / Marine Conservation Groups

Formed in June 1990, BMLSS focuses on the marine life surrounding the British Isles, using a language suitable for the general public. The site features news and pictures sections, a discussion group about the marine wildlife of the North-east Atlantic Ocean and many interesting links and reportage.

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Project Jonah (NZ)

Marine Mammal Rescue Groups

Founded in 1973, the main purpose of this charity is to assist national and international efforts to save marine mammals through education, rescue training and the promotion of marine mammal welfare issues.

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