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2019 ANNUAL REVIEW

BEST ANNUAL REPORT IOIC Scotland Awards 2019


WORKING TOGETHER The finishing touches to this 2019 Annual Review are being made in circumstances that we could never have imagined just a year ago. Compared to now, 2019 seemed a lot more certain! The Covid-19 epidemic has brought some big challenges for many organisations, including WDC.

One thing the pandemic has reminded us of is the value of friends and family. WDC is no different in this respect and I want to reiterate our heartfelt thanks to each and every one of our supporters for your steadfast and ongoing commitment and generous support of our work. Everything that we achieve for whales and dolphins is thanks to you and we are so grateful that you are part of it.  This Review is therefore a timely and positive reminder of the prepandemic world of 2019 and all the good things we did together over this period. It also serves to highlight hope, and what can be achieved if you don’t give up. And we have no intention of doing that!  As a consequence of the pandemic, nature has had the chance to breathe  while we humans have been locked in.

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During our isolation we got to see whales and dolphins in the wild reclaiming their spaces. This demonstrated that our fight to remove the man-made threats that they face each day is worth the effort, and that these amazing creatures have a vital part to play in repairing the damage humankind has inflicted on our shared planet. We are all in this together and together we will continue our work to stop whaling, fight to end whale and dolphin captivity, prevent their deaths in nets and create healthy seas for them to thrive in.

CONTENTS Stop whaling Healthy seas Death in nets End captivity Our vision Partners and sponsors It’s all thanks to you Financial review Thank you Contacts

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WITH THANKS

CHRIS BUTLER-STROUD, WDC CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

30 YEARS OF PROTECTING WHALES AND DOLPHINS


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WDC is the leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins

OUR VALUES PASSION – We care deeply about whales and dolphins, and we share this passion with our supporters. INTEGRITY – Our work is backed by robust research, science and philosophy. We are the authority on whales and dolphins and the threats they face.

INCLUSIVENESS – WDC does not work alone. Our supporters are at the heart of what we do. We also work with other NGOs, communities and governments to achieve real protection for whales and dolphins. COURAGE – We are not afraid to take on big business, governments or industries whose actions harm whales and dolphins.

OUR VISION IS A WORLD WHERE EVERY WHALE AND DOLPHIN IS SAFE AND FREE

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THE OCEAN AND MARINE LIFE ARE NOT ONLY BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL, THEY ARE ESSENTIAL TO OUR VERY SURVIVAL JULIA BRADBURY, TV PRESENTER & WDC SUPPORTER

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WHALES - HELPING TO KEEP US ALIVE! Whales play a vital role in the health of our planet and, along with dolphins, have the right to life and freedom – this is the foundation of all our work HOW WHALES HELP SAVE THE PLANET... As the illustrations on this page show, throughout their life cycle whales play a significant role in managing carbon in the atmosophere. We need to recognise whales and dolphins as intelligent beings with rich cultures and societies of their own, and understand their importance to the ocean ecosystem and our own survival. Action is needed now to save several species of whale and dolphin from extinction.

 Whales help to sustain a marine ecosystem that keeps every creature on Earth alive, including us!  Humans have done enormous damage to the planet, including killing millions of whales and wiping out up to 90% of

some populations. Yet recovering populations can help fight the damage we cause.  Whales help increase the amount of oxygen in the atmosphere, combat climate change and sustain fish stocks.

ATMOSPHERE

PHYTOPLANKTON Carbon in the atmosphere is a significant cause of climate change, the greatest threat to all life on Earth. The more whales there are, the more phytoplankton there is, and the more carbon is taken out of the atmosphere.

CO2 OCEAN

3 Phytoplankton absorbs millions of tonnes of carbon from the atmosphere.

1 Whales feed on marine

creatures then come up near the surface to poo.

2 Whale poo is a brilliant

fertiliser for microscopic plants called phytoplankton.

OCEAN BED

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WHALES AND THE WORLD

WHAT IS WHALE FALL? 1

When a whale dies, their body sinks to the ocean floor. This is called a whale fall.

145,000 2

TONNES

Rebuilding whale populations would lead to 145,000 tonnes of climate harming carbon being locked away inside whale carcasses every year. This is the equivalent to the weight of:

51,428

20,714 Tyrannosaurus Rex

Female African Elephants

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CO2

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Whale carcasses also provide a unique ecosystem (habitat and food) for up to

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SPECIES

The whale carcasses store the carbon for thousands of years. This process prevents the carbon from being released back into the atmosphere, helping to combat climate change.

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Eiffel Towers

THEIR FUTURE IS OUR FUTURE. SAVE THE WHALE, SAVE THE PLANET, SAVE OURSELVES! 2019 WDC ANNUAL REVIEW

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WHY WHALES AND DOLPHINS ARE SPECIAL Beyond the role they play on a global level, whales and dolphins deserve protection in their own right

Like us, whales and dolphins are intelligent beings capable of experiencing pleasure and suffering pain.

Some individuals have specific roles within their communities as leaders and innovators, just like us.

Bottlenose dolphins with young in waters off Scotland

THEIR FUTURE IS OUR FUTURE.

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WHY WHALES AND DOLPHINS ARE SPECIAL

THESE CREATURES OF THE SEA ARE BEAUTIFUL AND HUMANS HAVE TO TAKE NOTICE OF THE DEVASTATION WE HAVE CAUSED WDC SUPPORTER (MEMBER SURVEY, 2020)

Like us they have culture and societies all of their own.

CHARLIE PHILLIPS

Many live in complex social groups, communicate in different dialects, pass on culture through generations, engage in play and even grieve the loss of family and friends.

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STOP WHALING

The beautiful whales tethered to this ship have had their lives cut short by the cruel whaling industry

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We campaign hard against this cruel practice and work to encourage people to engage with these intelligent creatures through whale watching, not whale killing


STOP WHALING

SUCCESS!  No whales were harpooned in the waters around Iceland in the 2019 hunting season. Iceland has two whaling companies – one hunts minke whales, the other fin whales – and, for the first time in 17 years, both decided to abandon their summer slaughter. The previous year 146 fin whales were killed but whaling operations in Iceland are largely unprofitable and campaigns like ours have shone an uncomfortable light on them. In partnership with SEA LIFE Trust, our sanctuary gives the Icelandic government the chance to get behind a positive whale conservation project, the beginning of the end could be in sight for whaling in Iceland.

The prime minister’s father, author and former politician Stanley Johnson, joins us at an anti-whaling protest

WHY SHOULD THESE HUNTS STOP?

HOW CAN WE STOP THESE HUNTS?

Over a thousand whales are killed every year because some people want to make money from selling their meat, oil, blubber and other parts. Some governments fund these hunts just to prove a political point. Aside from the fact that hunting whales for commercial profit is banned (some nations use loopholes to get around this ban), the hunts are cruel. Exploding harpoons blast shrapnel into their bodies and death can take an hour or more.

 Expose the suffering – by bringing the world’s attention to these brutal hunts we can keep pressure on the governments that allow them to continue.

Many dolphin species are also hunted around the world.

HUNTING AFFECTS HUMANS Whales can help fight the damage we cause to our shared planet. Whales play a vital role in the marine ecosystem where they help to increase oxygen levels in the atmosphere, combat climate change and sustain fish stocks. If we save whales instead of killing them, we can help save the planet and ourselves. 2019 WDC ANNUAL REVIEW

 Campaign against whaling – wherever governments make decisions about the future of whaling, WDC will fight for the rights of whales and dolphins.

 The growth in responsible whale watching in Norway, Iceland, Japan and the Caribbean matches the decline in whale meat consumption and hunting in those countries, and is a hopeful sign of changing attitudes. In St Vincent and the Grenadines we’re encouraging whalers to switch to whale watching. Working with the St Vincent and the Grenadines Environment Fund and other NGOs, we have helped get former whalers to launch two boats in 2019 that will be dedicated to whale and wildlife watching tours.

 Reduce demand for whale meat – informing tourists about the cruel slaughter can help them make informed decisions about whether or not to eat whale meat while on holiday in a whaling region.  Whale watching, not eating – WDC works with local communities to encourage whale watching as a kinder and more sustainable way of earning income from the whales in the ocean.

Whale meat on sale

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CREATING HEALTHY SEAS Protecting ocean areas from harmful human activity helps marine wildlife to thrive WHY WE NEED HEALTHY SEAS Whales and dolphins use key areas that are critical to them. Protecting areas in the ocean, in which potentially harmful human activity is restricted, helps to allow marine wildlife that lives there (or passes through) to thrive. Humans also need a healthy ocean to survive. And whales are vital for a healthy ocean. We need to restore their marine environment and allow populations to recover to levels that existed before industrial-scale whaling and fishing devastated the seas.

HOW DO WE PROTECT OCEAN AREAS? WDC is working to integrate the ecological role of whales and dolphins into global policies on biodiversity, climate change, environment, conservation, fisheries

Dolphin breaching in front of a rig

I BELIEVE IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO PROTECT THE WORLD AND TRY TO UNDO THE DAMAGE WE HAVE DONE WDC SUPPORTER (MEMBER SURVEY, 2020) and marine protected areas. Our work has helped produce proposals for marine protected areas as far afield as the North East Atlantic, the Antarctic and Indian Ocean – pioneering research that has identified some of the most important locations for marine mammal feeding and breeding grounds.

WHAT WE NEED TO DO NOW  WDC continues to undertake much needed research – this will enable more protected sites to be identified. It is in these areas of the ocean that whales and dolphins breed, eat, rest and

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socialise. By protecting these areas we can help individuals and populations grow and increase their chances of survival.  We will campaign to expose the threats facing whales and dolphins – once identified, these activities can then be banned or appropriately managed within marine protected areas.  All this information helps give a voice to whales and dolphins when advising policymakers locally, regionally and globally.


Creating Healthy Seas

Our work has helped identify some of the most important ocean areas for whales and dolphins

 Our campaign to create protected areas in Scottish seas received a big boost in 2019 with the Scottish government’s announcement of a plan to establish four new marine protected areas, three of which are for whales and dolphins and were

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proposed by WDC and colleagues. One of them, a proposed protected area for minke whales in the Sea of the Hebrides will be a world first for the species. Our field research and analysis showed the government which areas are important and this was reinforced by our campaigning to generate

huge public support.  Over 90% of the plastic that pollutes the ocean comes from land. So, we set up Urban Beach Clean projects to raise awareness and see if we could remove some of the

plastic waste on our streets before it made its way into the sea, and then inside a whale or dolphin. Nearly 3,000 of our amazing supporters took part, collecting over 4,000 bags of plastic waste in nearly 70 clean-up events.

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V MIGNON; SARAH DOLMAN

SUCCESS!

Whales and dolphins need healthy seas to survive and thrive


Nets and ropes can trap whales, dolphins and porpoises.

PREVENT DEATH IN NETS Fishing nets and gear are the greatest threat to whales and dolphins; we are helping to shape laws to eliminate bycatch 12


Prevent Death in Nets Fishing nets can cause brutal wounds

CETACEANS ARE SUCH BEAUTIFUL, INTELLIGENT CREATURES WHO DESERVE OUR RESPECT AND PROTECTION

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WDC SUPPORTER (MEMBER SURVEY, 2020)

WHY ARE FISHING NETS A PROBLEM FOR WHALES AND DOLPHINS?

HOW CAN WE PREVENT WHALES AND DOLPHINS DYING IN NETS?

In short, fishing nets are the greatest threat to whales and dolphins. Hundreds of thousands of whales and dolphins are killed each year when they become entangled in fishing nets and gear.

SHUTTERSTOCK; NICK DAVISON

Known as ‘bycatch’, there are few ocean areas where this is not a serious issue. As well as affecting populations of whales, dolphins and porpoises in every ocean basin, bycatch causes considerable harm and stress to individuals who may survive. WDC was one of the first marine organisations to identify the range of welfare impacts of fishing gear on dolphins and porpoises.

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SUCCESS! Driftnets are walls of netting that catch everyone and everything in their path, accidentally killing

Our goal is to prevent whales and dolphins being killed and injured through incidental entanglement in fishing gear. We help by:  Lobbying governments for strong laws to reduce the threats to whales and dolphins.  Working with scientists and fishermen to find new ways and new technologies that are safe for whales and dolphins.  Campaigning to give those species being driven to extinction by current fishing practices, such as New Zealand’s Māui dolphin, North Atlantic right whale and Baltic porpoise, a chance of survival.

whales, dolphins, sea turtles, seals, birds and other ocean life. Supporting the work of the Turtle Island Restoration Network, WDC campaigned to help pass a bill to

phase out the use of drift gillnets (driftnets) off the California coast. This new law went into effect in 2019 and will enable the fishing industry move to more sustainable methods.

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END CAPTIVITY Today there are more than 3,000 whales and dolphins held captive in aquariums, zoos and marine parks around the world. That is wrong.

In Russia, 11 orcas and 87 belugas were held in tiny sea pens after being captured in the wild

WHY IS CAPTIVITY BAD FOR WHALES AND DOLPHINS? A tank is a featureless prison cell for any whale or dolphin. They are used to swimming many miles every day but are not able to in captivity. So they swim endlessly in circles, lie on the floor of the tank, chew on the sides of the pool and repeat the same patterns of behaviour over and over again. Most captive whales and dolphins live shorter lives than those in the wild and some are given drugs to ease the stress of being held in a small tank. All this for human entertainment and to make money for big corporations.

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HOW CAN WE STOP THIS?  Stop the capture – putting pressure on governments to ban the capture of wild whales and dolphins.  End the demand – successfully making tourists and tour operators aware of the cruelty they are encouraging when they visit or promote marine parks holding whales and dolphins captive.  Create sanctuaries – developing natural, large ocean homes for captive whales and dolphins where they can enjoy improved health and welfare and even be prepared for release into the wild.


END CAPTIVITY

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THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL WORK TO SAVE LITTLE GREY AND LITTLE WHITE. I’M SURE THEIR HEARTS WILL SOAR IN THEIR SANCTUARY

SUCCESS!  We have worked with the SEA LIFE Trust to help create the world’s first ocean sanctuary for captive whales, in Iceland. We set out to create sanctuaries for whales and dolphins more than a decade ago as a pathway to ending captivity. The Iceland sanctuary is a model for others to follow. The first two beluga whales to move there, Little White and Little Grey, were flown to Iceland from a captive facility in China in June 2019.

Virgin Holidays, British Airways and Trip Advisor no longer sell tickets to facilities such as SeaWorld.  Groups around the world, including WDC, exposed and fought to close a ‘whale jail’ in Russia’s Far East, which was holding 11 orcas and 87 belugas

ANNE, WDC SUPPORTER

in tiny pens after their capture from the wild for sale to Chinese marine parks. Following this pressure and publicity Russian President Vladimir Putin intervened and the surviving whales were returned to the sea.

WDC’s anti- captivity campaigner Cathy Williamson talking to the world’s media at the site of the world’s first ocean sanctuary for whales in Iceland

 During 2019, we continued to expose and stop tour operators promoting trips to whale and dolphin captivity shows. As a result,

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OUR VISION A world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free

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BY PROTECTING WHALES AND DOLPHINS WE PROTECT A WHOLE ECOSYSTEM MICHAELA STRACHAN, TV PRESENTER & WDC SUPPORTER

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CHRISTOPHER SWANN

our vision

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PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATIONS

Working together throughout 2019 to save the whale At WDC we are incredibly fortunate to have the support of partners of all shapes and sizes from all over the world, and across a huge variety of different industries – from video games developers in Canada and Pet Insurance businesses in the UK to water bottle manufacturers in Germany, clothing brands on the US East Coast and wine companies in New Zealand. Every single one makes a unique and vital contribution to WDC’s work to keep whales and dolphins safe and free, and the funds raised through our partnerships and collaborations have directly helped us achieve some of our biggest successes for whales and dolphins this year. In everything WDC has achieved in the past 12 months,

from tackling the threat of plastic pollution in our oceans, to our efforts to save endangered North Atlantic right whales or working to stop countries like Japan from hunting these majestic creatures, WDC’s partners were by our side – helping to raise awareness of our work among their staff, customers and communities, and much-needed funds.

SPRING

We kicked off 2019 with an exciting collaboration with legendary fashion designer and activist Katharine Hamnett, who revamped one of her iconic 1980s slogan t-shirts in response to Japan’s resumption of commercial whaling – donating all of the profits to WDC. A host of superstars proudly donned the t-shirt including Queen legend, Brian May.

Whether it was world-famous supermodels wearing t-shirts supporting our call to end whaling or a Dragons’ Den ‘success story’ business determined to help WDC turn the tide on plastic pollution, many of our most successful partnerships this year had one key thing in common – partners and high-profile supporters were passionately answering WDC’s call to ‘save the whale’.

Katharine Hamnett

Our partners are vital in supporting our work to protect humpback whales

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ROB LOTT

Brian May


DREW SUTTON

PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATIONS

Luxury watch manufacturer Oris donated €10,000 from sales of the Ocean Trilogy Collection to support WDC’s work to protect endangered blue whales

SUMMER

Our partnership with Mercury Learning supported our intern programme in North America

June saw our annual celebration of World Oceans Day. WDC’s partners made a splash by raising over £30,000 through various promotions and sales, including the launch of the Blue Whale watch by Oris – part of its Ocean Trilogy charity collection, which generated a €10,000 donation to WDC and helped raise awareness of the threat to whales posed by plastic pollution through its recycled ocean plastic packaging. World Oceans Day also saw another book sale through Humble Bundle from our partners at Mercury Learning, raising more than $24,000. These vital funds were put to good use by WDC’s team in North America, who are fighting hard to secure a safe future for North Atlantic right whales – of which just over 400 remain. In August, the Mercury Learning team visited our office in Plymouth, MA, meeting our research interns, whose important work collecting data on the sightings of whales, including humpbacks and right whales, they had directly helped fund.

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AUTUMN WDC travel partner Polar Latitudes took to the high seas around Antarctica in the Autumn to see majestic humpback whales. On board the crew ran a series of auctions to support WDC’s work, with Polar Latitudes’ generous guests raising more than £8,000 to help us protect the amazing creatures they were lucky enough to encounter on their trip.

November saw the launch of our exciting partnership with Dragons’ Den success story Dock & Bay, who chose WDC as their first ever charity collaboration – a humpback whale version of their popular beach towel, the first to be made from 100% recycled materials. Twenty per cent of profits from sales of the design support WDC’s work protecting whales, and Dock & Bay are so passionate about protecting humpback whales they even adopted one called Salt through WDC’s adoption programme.

Dock & Bay’s humpback beach towel

PHILIP STONE

Auctions during Polar Latitudes’ trips to Antarctica raised more than £8,000 to help protect whales and dolphins

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PARTNERSHIPS & COLLABORATIONS

The Varsity Match rugby at Twickenham helped WDC reach a huge new audience

WDC’s CEO receives a cheque for £15,000 from Animal Friends Insurance

WINTER

The run-up to the holidays provided a wonderful gift to WDC in the form of a charity partnership with the Varsity Match rugby between Oxford and Cambridge Universities, which saw humpback whales breaching on the big screens at Twickenham, the home of England Rugby. We were also able to help spread important messages about tackling ocean plastic pollution to the crowd of more than 20,000 people. Special releasable ‘fan cups’ featuring WDC’s logo were available to fans in the stadium, encouraging people to avoid single-use plastic cups during the match. This saved thousands of ‘disposable’ cups from being used and raised almost £2,000 for WDC through the Twickenham cup recycling scheme.

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The year ended on a high, with WDC supporters in your thousands voting for WDC in the hotly-contested Animal Friends Insurance £100k giveaway – helping us secure an unbelievable second place and a cheque for £15,000 to help our work to end whaling. We are incredibly grateful for the support of our generous partners

during 2019 – both those who we’ve worked closely with for a number of years and those who chose to support us for the first time this year. Thank you for sharing our vision of a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free, and for all that you do to help us in our vital work to make that vision a reality.

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IT’S ALL THANKS TO YOU Whales and dolphins are amazing and so are our supporters, because you provide the vital funds we need to keep going

Here we celebrate a few of our brilliant fundraisers – people who have gone that extra mile for whales and dolphins. We love hearing your stories and you impress us every day with your passion and creativity. We’re equally inspired by all of our many supporters who give quietly through orca, humpback and dolphin adoptions, direct debits and donations – you are all fundraising heroes. Don’t ever doubt that your small gift every month can make a massive difference because believe us, it does. There are whales and dolphins in the ocean who are safe and free because of you. Like the whales and dolphins we work together to protect – you are flippin’ awesome!

AMELIA VERRALL

Amelia sets out her stall to raise £420 for whales and dolphins

Amelia is 10 and from Whitley Bay. She’s passionate about orcas and adopts Holly. She raises awareness about the issues orcas face on a noticeboard at Monkseaton Middle School and she set up a stall at the Green Beans Market to raise funds for WDC. After she’d finished selling her painted stones, toys and books, Amelia had made a fantastic £420 to help us keep whales and dolphins safe and free.

SWIM SERPENTINE Nina, Miha and Beth swam for whales and dolphins

On a gloriously sunny September day Beth, Harry, Ian, Karen, MaryAnne, Miha, Scott and Stanley took the plunge for whales and dolphins, swimming either half a mile, one or two miles of the Serpentine in Hyde Park, London. Together they raised over £5,000. Every one of our lovely Team Orca swimmers agreed Swim Serpentine had been a fantastic experience. Nina said: ‘I felt strongly that I was helping to change the world. That day I swam for whales and the oceans and I left more inspired than ever!’


IT’S ALL THANKS TO YOU

DANIEL

Five-year-old Daniel was well and truly bitten by the fundraising bug. After selling toys and games he’d outgrown for £65, Daniel sold seashells outside the cottage his family were holidaying in, raising another £22.12. And, back at school, he offered books and comics he’d read to classmates in return for a donation, making another £37.30 for whales and dolphins.

Eva’s halfmarathon runs up £568

Daniel’s comic crusade gives vital funds to WDC

LUKE BOBA AND EVA LOCKHART

TEAM BARNETT

Kiltwalk kudos to Team Barnett for bringing in £416.50

Ross, Erin and Alan Barnett dusted off their kilts in time to join the sea of tartan that is the Glasgow Kiltwalk. Sir Tom Hunter’s Foundation kindly added an additional 40% to all Kiltwalkers’ fundraising, enabling Team Barnett to donate a fantastic £416.50 to help us protect whales and dolphins around the Scottish coast and the world.

SARAH WORRALL Christmas is a time when many of us enjoy finding unique or unusual gifts for friends and family at Christmas fairs. Sarah Worrall went a step further and set up a stall at her local fair to raise funds for us. With some lovely prints donated by her sister and a competition for children, Sarah’s Christmas gift to whales and dolphins was a wonderful £230. 2019 WDC ANNUAL REVIEW

Sarah and her festive stall

Keen runners Luke Boba and Eva Lockhart challenged themselves to complete their local halfmarathons in 2019. Luke’s New Forest Half raised £508.62 and in Somerset Eva completed the Frome Half to raise £568.

RAFFERTY RICHARDS Rafferty Richards chose to celebrate his birthday without presents so he could help orcas. ‘They are so beautiful but they need our help,’ he said. Donations from his friends and family as part of our ‘Donate your Birthday’ scheme, raised £330 to help protect the orcas that Rafferty loves so much, especially Holly, who Rafferty has now adopted.

KING’S COLLEGE SCHOOL Year 8 pupils chose WDC as their Charity of the Year. After hearing our talk about the danger plastic in the sea poses to whales and dolphins, they were even more determined to help us create clean oceans. Their sponsored cross-country run raised over £500, and cake sales and other events resulted in an incredible final total of almost £2,000.

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PROTECTING WHALES, DOLPHINS AND THEIR MARINE HABITAT FROM HUMAN EXPLOITATION AND POLLUTION IS CRUCIAL WORK JEROME FLYNN, ACTOR & WDC SUPPORTER

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STEPHEN JUDD



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ACCOUNTS

FINANCIAL REVIEW 2018/2019 EXPENDITURE Below is an unaudited summary of expenditure for the year ended 30 September 2019. Due to COVID-19, the signing of the accounts has been delayed (at the time of this Review going to print) but full audited accounts will be available on our website as soon as possible. They can also be obtained by contacting us at info@whales.org

SPENDING This is how each £ is used...

64p

Conservation and campaigns

17p 8p

Fundraising costs

Membership and adoption programmes

CHARITABLE ACTIVITIES Unrestricted funds

Restricted funds

Total funds

Total funds 2018

Conservation and campaigns

£2,480,705

£314,572

£2,795,277

£2,431,981

Adoption programmes

£307,577

£307,577

£248,489

Information and education

£203,125

£203,125

£172,820

Membership

£31,719

£31,719

£69,535

Governance costs

£40,666

£40,666

£41,033

Charitable expenditure

£3,063,792

£3,378,364

£2,963,858

5p

Merchandise, raffle and magazine costs

5p

Information and education

CHARLIE PHILLIPS

1p

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Governance costs

£314,572


WITH THANKS

THANK YOU OUR PARTNERS, FUNDERS AND CORPORATE SUPPORTERS

We’d also like to express our heartfelt thanks to our fantastic patrons, ambassadors and celebrity supporters who continue UK & INTERNATIONAL to support our • conservation Don Fisher work and • The campaigns, Mackintosh and help • Vierundfünfzig spread the word about • Cape WDC Claspand our 4 goals celebrity supporters who through Corporate partners their advocacy. and • 505 Games Foundation Illustration • Captain John Boats continue to support our supporters

• 4ocean • Alpha Travel Insurance • BRITA UK • Humble Bundle • Animal Friends Pet Insurance

• Elite Ecologistics • Off the Map Travel • eBay.co.uk • PayPal Giving Fund • Ethical Superstore • Relic Entertainment • 11 bit studios • The Yogscast • 3d computers • Auroch Digital • Codename Entertainment

• Unknown Worlds Entertainment

• Perfect World Entertainment

• Good Gifts • Merlin Entertainments • The Gaming Beaver • Radders Gaming • Prizeo • Clarity Environmental • SEGA Europe • Mercury Learning • The Varsity Match • Oris • Lazy Oaf • GAME • Albatros Expeditions • Polar Latitudes • Shia Su (Wasteland Rebel)

• Jasmine Alexander

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• Dock & Bay • @awhalefact • Imperium42 • Jolly Crouton • Indietopia

• The Maud Beattie

Affiliate and artisan partners

• Triodos • Evergreen • Recycling for Good Causes

• Speyside Craft Brewery • The Whale Company • Give a Car • The Recycling Factory • Savoo • Charity Car • Big Wild Thought • Critically Endangered Socks Trusts and Grants

• Focused on Nature • Kilverstone Wildlife Charitable Trust

• Millennium Oak Trust • Miss Joyce Cater Charitable Trust

• Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

• Scottish Natural Heritage • Susan H Guy Charitable Trust

• Tethys Research Institute • The Ironmongers’ Company

• The J & JR Wilson Trust • The James Wood Bequest Fund

• Cars, Inc • Cisco Brewery • Design by Witt • Franklin Templeton

conservation work and

• The Panton Trust • The RS Macdonald

• Whaletrips • whaley.nice.art • Windströöm • Zeachild

Charitable Trust

Trusts and Grants

advocacy.

• The St Mary’s Charity • William Grant Foundation

• Merck Finck Stiftung • Radlmayr Stiftung

Patrons

WDC GERMANY (DE)

NORTH AMERICA (NA)

Affiliate and corporate

Trusts and foundations

partners

• Acton Family Giving • Central Carolina

• In the Wild Productions • Chris Hamilton • JustGive • K-25 Towel • Kamibashi • The Lions • Macy’s Gives Back • Nantucket Whaler • PayPal Giving Fund • Pura Vida • The Riviera Towel Company

High profile and influential

• Sakroots • SEGA • Shearwater

supporters

Murchie Charitable Trust

• BERS GmbH • BRITA Benelux • BRITA DACH

Community Foundation

• Fidelity Charitable

(Deutschland, Österreich,

Schweiz)

• The GE Foundation • IBM International

• BRITA France • BRITA Italy • Cetacea • Denk-Trade • Draußgänger • Designarmada • Dressgoat • Giacomini GmbH • Gretas Schwester • Harald Fischer Verlag • Iconeo Design Studio • International Ocean Film Tour

• Lifestyle Hotel Sand • Oris • Piper-Verlag • PwC • RTL • Sky • Southern Shores • Sterzenbach Design • Tessloff Medienvertrieb

• The Joan Cullen

GmbH & Co KG

Charitable Trust

• Trends for Kids

Gift Fund

Foundation

• The Jessica Rekos

Invest­ments

campaigns, and help spread the word about WDC and our four goals through their

• Jerome Flynn • Miranda Krestovnikoff • Michaela Strachan • John Craven • Julia Bradbury • Monty Halls Ambassadors

• Philip Hoare • Andrew Sutton • James Schall

• Pew Charitable Trust

Affiliate and corporate

• Vanguard Charitable

• Chris Packham • Charlotte Crosby • Laura Crane • Jahmene Douglas • Benjamin Zephaniah • Kate Moss • Will Young • Carrie Symonds • Katharine Hamnett • Sophie Dahl • Bryan Adams • Brian May • Caroline Lucas MP

partners

Endowment

Influential supporters (DE)

Foundation

• The LitowitzFoundation • Massachusetts

Environ­mental Trust

(MET)

Excursions

• Systems Marine, Inc • Ternua • The Unitarian Church of

• Metabolic Studio • National Marine

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