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Conservation charity working to secure a long-term future for cetaceans in The Hebrides


Press releases

Public urged to report whale and dolphin sightings in Hebrides

The Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust is calling on members of the public to record their at-sea excursions and sightings of whales, dolphins,... read more

07.07.2020 • By Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Record numbers take part in citizen science to protect whales and...

Record numbers take part in citizen science to protect whales and dolphins off Scotland’s west coast New year-round expeditions to shed... read more

21.02.2020 • By Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Mystery killer whale pod investigated off Scotland’s west coast

The identity of a group of nine killer whales off Scotland’s west coast, encountered during the Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust’s annual marine... read more

23.07.2019 • By Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

NEW HEBRIDEAN WHALE TRAIL LAUNCHES ON SCOTLAND’S SPECTACULAR WEST COAST

30-plus site initiative aims to promote sustainable, low-impact marine wildlife watching from land, and benefit local communities A... read more

28.06.2019 • By Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Research reveals Scotland’s west coast as global cetacean hotspot

Scotland’s west coast seas are a global hotspot for cetaceans and basking sharks, and need better protection, said Hebridean Whale and Dolphin... read more

12.10.2018 • By Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Call for 25 businesses to help safeguard Scottish seas and cetaceans

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust has launched a new way for businesses to help secure the future of western Scotland’s whales and dolphins, and... read more

08.06.2018 • By Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Unique trail to promote Scotland as top whale-watching destination

Individuals, communities and businesses are being asked to contribute ideas for top sites for spotting whales, dolphins and porpoises from land on... read more

18.05.2018 • By Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Expeditions to study health of whales in Hebrides using pioneering laser...

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust has announced details of its 2018 surveys, in which volunteers and marine scientists will carry out pioneering... read more

06.04.2018 • By Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Record numbers of common dolphin sightings off Scotland’s west coast

Sightings of common dolphins across the Hebrides have reached a new record high according to research conducted by marine conservation charity,... read more

27.02.2018 • By Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Surveys record highest numbers of three dolphin species in Hebrides

Record numbers of three dolphin species off Scotland’s west coast were recorded by conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in its... read more

10.02.2017 • By Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust’s smartphone app wins Heritage Lottery...

A new smartphone app allowing whale-watch operators and other seafarers to record sightings of whales, dolphins and porpoises is to be launched... read more

08.07.2016 • By Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

New Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Centre launched on Isle of Mull

Pictured (left-right) : Alison Lomax (Director, Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust) with volunteer team members Lynsey Bland and Sam Udale-Smith... read more

16.06.2016 • By Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

Marine traffic pressures on Scotland’s cetaceans to be studied using...

Electronic navigation safety technology is to be used to study the potential impacts of marine traffic on whale, dolphin and porpoise species off... read more

04.05.2016 • By Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust

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