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Anti-shark net billboard in action

Aug 08, 2019 by afdadmin
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Thanks to Lush Cosmetics Australia and amazing dolphin defenders, a GIANT billboard with anti-shark net messaging drove around the Sunshine Coast for ten days last month. The billboard got a lot of attention, and AFD was interviewed by Noosa News. Articles also appeared in the Sunshine Coast Daily and Queensland Times. Thank you to everyone View full story

Open Letter to the Minister to remove Queensland’s shark nets

Jul 26, 2019 by afdadmin
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Earlier this week another whale was entangled in Queensland’s deadly shark nets. This is the third whale in one month to struggle for their life. Between 2001 to 2017, Queensland’s shark nets and lethal drumlines have caught a staggering 13,189 marine animals, including turtles, dolphins, dugongs and rays. A 2017 Senate Inquiry found it was View full story

One step closer to Australia’s first sea-pen sanctuary

Jul 03, 2019 by afdadmin
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AFD have been working in collaboration with World Animal Protection and Dolphin Marine Conservation Park (DMCP) on a feasibility study into building Australia’s first sea-pen sanctuary to house the five dolphins currently residing at DMCP.  We’ve worked with coastal engineering experts Manly Hydraulics Laboratory (MHL) to analyse wave and climate data in the Coffs Harbour View full story

A HUGE 6 months for dolphins.

Jun 27, 2019 by afdadmin
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We’re only half way through the year, but so much has happened.  In 2019, your support has helped: 1. Launch legal action against the Taiji dolphin hunts In February this year AFD hosted a press conference in Tokyo, announcing we had filed world-first legal action against the Taiji dolphin hunts.  The first hearing took place View full story

Migaloo 2 Captain has an important message

Apr 16, 2019 by afdadmin
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Dean Jefferys has probably spent more of his life at sea than on land. He has a special connection to the ocean and its inhabitants. Dean has travelled far and wide in his ship, Migaloo 2 and campaigns tirelessly for ocean conservation. He is particularly passionate about the devastating effect of shark nets. CLICK HERE View full story

Noosa – say “no to the nets”

Apr 15, 2019 by afdadmin
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Noosa is home to more than 2,000 square metres of shark netting. Experts have concluded shark nets do not protect swimmers. Yet they come at a deadly cost. Since 2001, 26 dolphins, 2 whales, and 87 rays have been caught in Noosa’s shark nets – many of them drowning to death. After a summer of View full story

First look at the Coffs Harbour sea-pen sanctuary

Mar 26, 2019 by afdadmin
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Earlier this month, Dolphin Marine Conservation Park (formerly Dolphin Marine Magic) announced they will no longer breed dolphins in captivity. Now there’s more good news for the five dolphins currently residing at the marine park in New South Wales. The concept designs and potential locations for building a dolphin sea-pen sanctuary in the region are View full story

Update: Taiji legal action

Mar 21, 2019 by afdadmin
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By Will Sacre Last month, AFD launched legal action against the world’s largest dolphin hunts in Taiji, Japan. A press conference to announce this landmark lawsuit was held in Tokyo to a packed room of journalists from various Japanese media outlets. If you’d like to watch the press conference, please click here. Media coverage of View full story

The facts about our legal action to stop the Taiji dolphin hunts

Feb 13, 2019 by afdadmin
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AFD has filed world-first legal action against the Taiji dolphin hunts. Here’s what that means. On the 14th of February 2019, AFD attended a press conference in Tokyo to announce we have officially filed legal action against the Taiji dolphin hunts. The case, which was supported in part by a kind contribution from the Brigitte View full story

“Whale Jail’ in Russia holding orcas and belugas

Nov 19, 2018 by afdadmin
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By Will Sacre Over one hundred orcas and beluga whales are currently being held in a “whale jail” near the Russian city of Nakodhka.   Reports and images from a number of authorities and not-for profit groups show the animals are being held in tiny sea pens. It is said to be the largest number View full story