Hand-feeding Hurts

Nov 12, 2019 by afdadmin
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Every year up to 100,000 tourists visit Monkey Mia in Western Australia to hand-feed the resident dolphins. But this practice is harmful.  Science shows providing food to wild dolphins is bad for their health, wellbeing and long-term survival. Even as far back as the early 90s it was known that hand-feeding wild dolphins puts their 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

How AFD is tackling ocean plastic

Sep 13, 2019 by afdadmin
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Ocean plastic pollution  The amount of plastic in our oceans is at an all time high, with 8 million pieces finding their way into water every year. In 2018, a shocking study estimated more than half of the world’s sea turtles have plastic in their stomach.  The problem with plastic is it takes a long 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

Action for Dolphins hosts the Seaside Scavenge

Jul 02, 2019 by afdadmin
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On the 15th of June Action for Dolphins hosted one of Melbourne’s biggest beach cleans. Over 180 people joined us to clean up Frankston foreshore. The festival brought together numerous not-for-profits, local businesses and people from all over Melbourne.  The festival ran as a “trash for treasure” where attendees could trade rubbish collected for tokens 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

AFD are taking on shark nets in Noosa

Jun 27, 2019 by afdadmin
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Shark nets indiscriminately catch anything that swims into them. Between 2001 and 2017 the nets in Noosa killed 143 innocent marine animals, including 26 dolphins.  That’s why AFD are urging the Queensland Government to invest in alternatives, and we’re starting with Noosa.  There is no conclusive evidence to prove these nets protect swimmers and non-lethal View full story