Costa Rica Spinner Dolphins
Have you ever met a wild dolphin eye to eye?
If they could talk they would tell you that the dolphins of the world are in trouble. In Costa Rica time is running out for a family of Spinner dolphins they have become just another statistic. Thousands continue to be caught in the nets of the tuna industry. Once they are gone, extinction is forever. And they are not the only ones that suffer. Whales, turtles, manta rays, sharks and much more are routinely discarded as bycatch.
Their suffering is out of sight and out of mind.
During our campaign we will put a boat out at sea to act as a Dolphin Guardian. Our primary mission: to gather evidence of illegal fishing activity and protect the pod, saving their lives through direct action,
Every day that this campaign runs, will save dolphin's lives.
How? Your donation and support keeps us out at sea guarding the dolphins. Our presence helps ensure that dolphins are set free. We work closely with local organizations and marine scientists. Once again we are proud to partner with our sister group Women for Whales.
You can help right now!
Donate to our Marine Fund
What else do we do?
Research to ultimately help raise the endangered status of the Costa Rica Spinner Dolphin. This includes scientific information aTnd monitoring of behaviour, population estimates, and GPS locations of super pods; and collection of evidence of illegal foreign fishing fleet activity.
Awareness programs to highlight the importance of protecting the local marine wildlife.
The construction of artificial reefs made out of concrete and steel. These structures not only help the coral grow, they also assist in the replenishment of fish stocks.
Investigation of other profitable sustainable incentives like seaweed (algae) farms.
Due to the nature of our work in Costa Rica we have decided to cancel new bookings to the volunteer program. Apologies for any inconvenience this has caused, we of cause remain hopeful that we will be able to provide an extended volunteer program next season when funds become available. In the meantime please continue to support us, following our activities on our blog and Facebook page and looking at other volunteer opportunities we have available.