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Large number of dolphins moved to Abu Dhabi marine park

Up to 24 captive bottlenose dolphins have reportedly been sent to a new SeaWorld theme...
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Success! Removal of last river dams to help threatened orcas in the US

Great news has emerged from the US concerning our work to protect the endangered orca...

More important ocean areas for whales and dolphin protection identified

Scientists and observers from many different countries have identified and mapped 36 new Important Marine...
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Las Vegas dolphin facility to close

Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden and Dolphin Habitat in Las Vegas is to permanently close....

Vet in Solomon Islands to be charged over dolphin exports

A vet and owner of a facility in the Solomon Islands where 27 dolphins were held, has been charged under the country’s Fisheries Management Act according to local reports.

The Act prohibits dolphin exports from the country, which before the legislation was enacted, had been a major source of dolphins for the captivity industry.

The dolphins were freed during a raid by the authorities in October after being illegally captured in local waters. The owner, Dr Baddeley Anita, faces a fine of US$ 64,000 if found guilty or a two year prison sentence. At the same time he has filed a lawsuit against the government for the loss of his business and claims it had not previously objected to his activities.


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