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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

The Icelandic Orca Project

Sep 17, 2018 by afdadmin
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By Steve Kavokos, Iceland Explorer at large @stevechristopher__ I couldn’t close these editorials without highlighting some of the people who made them possible. The Icelandic Orca Project is like a well-oiled machine, piloted by Dr. Filipa Samarra and her partner Paul Wensveen. Filipa Samara is a true orca expert and leader of the team. She has View full story

Iceland: Tahlequah reaffirms why we all should care

Aug 20, 2018 by afdadmin
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– By Steve Kavakos, Iceland explorer at large @stevechristopher__ I sat sipping on a coffee a fellow volunteer brought me. It was hot and burnt the roof of my mouth, but my brain needed caffeine. I stared out over fog covering the mountain peaks surrounding our camp. A man walked past with his German Shepard, the View full story

Arriving in Iceland: A beautiful country, wrestling with change

Jul 24, 2018 by afdadmin
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By Steve Kavokos, Iceland Explorer at large @stevechristopher__ I have finally made it to Iceland. It’s everything I hoped it would be and more. When my plane dropped below the clouds to reveal Iceland’s famous volcanos, my emotions got the better of me. Getting here has been no easy task. From geographical challenges, time and View full story

Discussing dolphins with the Hon. Bob Carr

Jul 16, 2018 by afdadmin
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The Former Premier of New South Wales, the Honourable Bob Carr, launched his political memoir, ‘Run for your Life’ this week. He’s dedicated an entire chapter to dolphins. AFD’s Public Engagement Officer, Hannah Tait, attended the book launch and sat down with Mr. Carr afterwards to chat about his work phasing out dolphin captivity in View full story

Orcas in Iceland: The beginning of something magical

Jul 09, 2018 by afdadmin
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By Steve Kavakos: Iceland Explorer at large @stevechristopher__ My name is Steve Kavakos and I am not a marine biologist. I simply have a love for the ocean and more specifically, orcas. As a child I watched videos, read many books and hunted the internet for information about these fascinating animals. Now that I’m older it’s View full story