Whale and Dolphin Conservation

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Lobbying Costs

1,000,000€ - 1,249,999€

Financial year: Oct 2022 - Sep 2023

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

7.45 Fte (13)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    Whale and Dolphin Conservation   (WDC)

    EU Transparency Register

    720948821272-32 First registered on 14 Apr 2016

    Goals / Remit

    WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation is a leading global charity dedicated to the conservation and protection of whales and dolphins. We defend these remarkable creatures against the many threats they face through campaigns, lobbying, advising governments, conservation projects, field research and rescue.

    Our vision is a world where every whale and dolphin is safe and free.

    Main EU files targeted

    Nature Protection legislation and policy

    Marine Policy

    EU's International Relations through MEAs

    Fisheries Policy and Bycatch Policy

    Captive display regulations

    Animal Welfare


    Head Office
    Brookfield House 38 St Paul Street Chippenham
    Chippenham SN15 1LJ
    EU Office
    Implerstraße 55
    München 81371


  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 25 May 2024

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr David PFENDER 22 Jan 2019 22 Jan 2020
    Mr David PFENDER 17 Feb 2018 22 Jan 2019

    Complementary Information

    Responsibility for the tracking and engaging with policy is spread over a number of individuals

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    Non-governmental organisations, platforms and networks and similar

  • Networking


    Wildlife and Countryside Link
    Scottish Environmental Link
    Wales Link
    Seas at Risk
    Klima-Allianz Germany (klima-allianz.de)
    Dolphinaria Free Europe (dfe.ngo)

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Oct 2022 - Sep 2023

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    1,000,000€ - 1,249,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    1,000,000€ - 1,249,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    EU Biodiversity Platform#E02210#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?lang=en&groupID=2210 #Member #C#Civil society

    Groups (European Parliament)


    Communication activities

    Please see the WDC websites http://whales.org, http://us.whales.org, http://de.whales.org/ and http://ar.whales.org

    Please see http://uk.whales.org/wdc-in-action/wdc-reports-and-publications for a full list of WDC publications covering: Captivity, Climate Change, Fisheries, Legislation, Marine Debris, Marine Protected Areas, Noise Pollution, Species Protection, Strandings, Vessel Collisions, Whale Watching and Whaling.

    WDC is engaged in ensuring full implementation of EU legilsation with respect to cetaceans, inter alia, the Habitats and Species Directive; is active in coordinating with members states and the EU Commission with respect to policy at the International Whaling Commission, Convention on Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) amongst other regional agreements and conventions that affect marine policy and cetacean protection.

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings


    1 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't proactively publish information about these meetings. For more information about which commissioner is responsible for which portfolio, check out this link: https://commissioners.ec.europa.eu/index_en All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

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