Killer shark nets continue to cause controversy in NSW.

Nov 09, 2017 by afdadmin
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– By Meg Lamb In September the NSW Government rolled out its second shark net trial across 51 beaches from Wollongong to Newcastle. This follows a controversial six-month trial that took place from December 2016 to May 2017. The trials are an addition to the long standing Sydney netting program, bringing the total number of View full story

Hawaii says Aloha! to marine welfare

Sep 25, 2017 by afdadmin
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-By Ashley Boreckyi When I first visited Hawaii five years ago, there was an abundance of activities involving captive dolphins and other sea life actively promoted around the island. You couldn’t walk a few metres down the main road without being offered the chance to swim with dolphins, or “feed and pat real turtles!” It View full story

YES! Mexico City just banned dolphin captivity. And other countries are following suit.

Aug 14, 2017 by afdadmin
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– By Natalie Green This month finally saw dolphin captivity banned in Mexico City! After two failed attempts, the Legislative Assembly of Mexico City passed a transformative bill outlawing dolphin captivity for the purpose of performance, training, swim-with programs, research and therapy. According to dolphin advocate Yolanda Alaniz, the vote was widely agreed upon: “All View full story

Blue – ‘the story our generation needs to hear’.

Aug 11, 2017 by afdadmin
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– By Ashley Boreckyi  The Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) is in full swing, and in an encouraging move for marine welfare, the documentary ‘Blue’ is about to make its Australian debut. Blue has already been dubbed ‘the story our generation needs to hear’, and has been described as an ‘impassioned and achingly beautiful plea View full story

Great White Sharks could be taken off “protected species” list

Jul 14, 2017 by afdadmin
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By Ashley Boreckyi Some troubling news has arisen out of Western Australia, with reports that the Great White Shark may be stripped of its protected status. The decision hinges on the findings of a new population survey commissioned by the government. Federal Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg has charged the CSIRO with studying the shark’s population View full story

Five big wins for dolphins in 2017

Jun 28, 2017 by afdadmin
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Sometimes it feels like there’s more cruelty than kindness in the world. That’s why it’s important to celebrate progress – and use it as inspiration to keep pushing forward. It’s only June, but there have already been some amazing wins for dolphins in 2017. 1. We took legal action against a marine park. In April View full story

Some good news making a splash!

Jun 16, 2017 by afdadmin
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By Ashley Boreckyi Thanks to the work of global NGO’s, and the popularity of films such as The Cove and Blackfish, the public’s consciousness when it comes to animals has been awakened. Many people now view whales and dolphins as intelligent, sentient creatures who don’t belong in swimming pools performing circus tricks. Attractions involving captive View full story

Drilling set to expand in the Arctic

Jun 06, 2017 by afdadmin
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By Ashley Boreckyi. Despite the risk of severely endangering marine life and destroying the environment, oil corporations have sadly been given the green light to expand drill sites in the Arctic. A lawsuit has been filed against the Norwegian government for allowing oil companies such as corporate giant “Statoil” to drill. Statoil is a driving View full story

Let Dubai Holdings know orcas don’t belong in the desert

May 30, 2017 by afdadmin
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By Hannah Tait Keeping orcas in a concrete tank for human entertainment is a cruel and outdated practice. Orcas in captivity suffer high levels of psychological and physical stress. They chew on the sides of pools, vomit after meals, and even bash their heads against walls in frustration. Many countries have begun to take a View full story