Some of the most inquisitive and intelligent creatures of the sea are the amazing dolphins with forty different species. Each and every one that you may be lucky enough to have a chance encounter with as you take part in your dive adventures, has their own distinct personality.
The brutal reality is that dolphins are slaughtered needlessly almost every day and so many are kept in captivity. It takes a force greater than one to try and campaign to save these most humanistic creatures with an instinct for pleasure and play. This is where Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project comes into the picture. The project is a campaign directly under the International Marine Mammal Project at the non-profit Earth Island Institute. The zealous mission of The Dolphin Project is to stop the uncivilized slaughter and exploitation of dolphins throughout the world. The project has been recognized in well-known dolphin documentaries. The greatest concentration of these efforts is seen in the Solomon Islands, Indonesia, Egypt and Singapore.
This is not a project that was just started overnight. For years, since its inception in 1982, the Earth Island Institute has been going strong for not only the protection of dolphins, but overall, for the conservation, preservation and restoration of our precious Earth. They took on a huge endeavor to stop U.S. tuna companies from netting dolphins, and to this day they continue to promote, encourage and monitor "dolphin-safe" fishing practices.
The team behind all this inspirational and dedicated advocacy is an enthusiastic group of experienced individuals with the schooling, the training, the passion and the drive to make sure these goals continue to move forward and provide measurable results. Ric O'Barry is Campaign Director, Dave Phillips is Executive Director, Mark J. Palmer, Mark Berman and Mary Jo Rice are all Associate Directors. Laura Bridgeman is Program Associate.
After reading this information on The Dolphin Project, you may wonder what you can do to help, how you can take immediate action and what does it take to make a big difference? Take the pledge not to buy a ticket to a dolphin show. Go to: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/5/stop-dolphin-captivity/ to sign the petition to put an end to the captivity of dolphins. Make a donation and realize that your generosity saves our active mammals of the ocean, the dolphins. Spread the word with some of the most unique gifts which can be purchased on the website, dolphinproject.org, which includes clothing, accessories, iPhone cases and more.
The Dolphin Project has even united with some very familiar faces in the world of celebrities, such as Jennifer Aniston, Ben Stiller and Robin Williams, to spread the word.
"Protect The Dolphins." They deserve a chance to swim on forever and ever in the wide expanse of their home, our ocean deep.