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AFD presents ‘Envoy: Shark Cull’ Melbourne screening

Jan 15, 2021 by afdadmin
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Envoy: Shark Cull is a feature-length documentary narrated by Eric Bana which explores the importance of sharks while exposing the shocking truth behind the NSW and QLD state governments’ shark control program. Action for Dolphins is partnering with Envoy to host a screening of the ground-breaking documentary. Sharks are integral to maintaining healthy ocean ecosystems. View full story

Shark spotting drones are coming to a beach near you

Oct 09, 2020 by afdadmin
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AFD has met with council members, MPs, and decision makers in Queensland to advocate for non-lethal alternatives to shark nets and lethal drumlines. Late last month, the state government finally approved a trial of shark spotter drones.  This non-lethal technology is being used to identify sharks on five beaches in southern Queensland, the Sunshine Coast, View full story

We’ve asked the new Noosa mayor to help remove shark nets.

Jun 01, 2020 by afdadmin
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AFD has been working to remove shark nets from Noosa’s main beach. Just last year these nets caught a baby humpback whale – which struggled for three hours while its mother waited by its side. Council elections were recently held in Noosa – congratulations to Clare Stewart for becoming the new Mayor! With the change View full story

Lighting the way to save dolphins

May 04, 2020 by afdadmin
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Fishing nets are the number one biggest threat to dolphins and porpoise worldwide. Every year, thousands are accidentally captured and killed in the UK. Their mutilated bodies wash up dead on beaches, tangled in nets or missing fins and tails. Current legislation means fishing boats under 12 metres do not need to monitor dolphin bycatch View full story

Japan changes law to increase commercial whaling operations

Dec 17, 2019 by afdadmin
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In 2018 Japan withdrew from the International Whaling Commission (IWC) before re-commencing commercial whaling in July. Now, in a series of hearings that took place throughout December, the government has revised its national whaling laws, re-packaging them as the Act on the Sustainable Use of Whales. Far from increasing sustainability, the actual goal of the View full story

How to run a beach clean

Oct 01, 2019 by afdadmin
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This is a guide developed by Action for Dolphins to assist supporters wanting to run a beach clean. Unless an AFD staff member is present, the event will not be an official AFD event. 1-3 MONTHS FROM THE EVENT 1. The first step is to set your date and location.  Things to consider:  Is there View full story

10 ways to reduce ocean plastic

Sep 24, 2019 by afdadmin
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1. Recycle your plastics The first step is to always consider reusing or repurposing something before we dispose of it. However, at the end of its use, recycling the item is the next best thing. Recycling ensures the products are kept out of landfill where toxic chemicals can contaminate the groundwater.  Check your local council View full story

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