Welcome to Dolphin ARCHIVE! Link to the official YoD-Video Wild dolphins are intrinsically tied to our cultural history and awareness. Inhabiting the world's oceans and rivers, they are a living treasure of our blue planet. However, their survival is becoming increasingly difficult. To survive the 21st century, wild dolphins need clean and quiet oceans, marine protected areas and people who care. It must also be kept in mind that, ultimately, human survival too depends on intact ecosystems and biodiversity. The UN Convention on Migratory Species, together with its specialized agreements on dolphin conservation ACCOBAMS and ASCOBANS and the WDCS, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, have declared 2007 the Year of the Dolphin. The United Nations, Governments, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs and the private sector, namely TUI, are building a strong alliance to achieve a common objective: to protect wild dolphins and create an ocean home that is safe from harm. Crucial elements in achieving this are educating to create awareness of dolphin species and their situation, alerting and informing decision makers and involving local communities. Therefore, the Year of the Dolphin will be part of the UN Decade on Education for Sustainable Development. The campaign is also a tangible contribution towards meeting the goal of curbing the loss of wildlife by 2010, which all Governments have agreed on through the UN. The Patron of the Year of the Dolphin is H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco. "The Year of the Dolphin gives me the opportunity to renew my firm commitment towards protecting marine biodiversity. With this strong initiative we can make a difference to save these fascinating marine mammals from the brink of extinction." H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco What is the YoD campaign about? The Year of the Dolphin campaign focuses on raising awareness of dolphins in the wild, the threats they face to their survival and actions that could help with their conservation and the protection of their habitats and ecosystems. As the campaign was developed under the aegis of the UNEP Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals, whose mandate is the conservation of migratory wildlife, the campaign does not address or deal with captivity issues. We will be therefore welcoming the support of institutions and individuals that want to focus their proposed activities on wild dolphins and natural habitats, be it through educational activities, scientific research, fundraising or other activities.

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Link to a list of YoD - supporting Governments




Non-Governmental Supporters:


                                 


   EUCC Coastal Union
   YoD Supporter





Dolphin Fund (NL, Belgium)
 YoD Supporter




  International Year of the Reef


Ocean Care
YoD Supporter






DELPHIS (Italy)
YoD Supporter







GSM-Society for the Conservation of Marine Mammals
YoD Supporter



Dolphin Care UK
YoD Supporter


Marine and Coastal Working Group of the Endangered Wildlife Trust
YoD Supporter









Global Nature Fund
YoD Supporter








laMar Reisen (Germany)
YoD Supporter






Museo de Cetaceos de Canarias (Canary Islands)
YoD Supporter













Nationalparkhaus Norderney (Germany)
YoD Supporter





Oceana
YoD Supporter




Oceanlounge Records (Germany)
YoD Supporter






WWF Pakistan
YoD Supporter



                                  
Blue World Institute

YoD Supporter




 
 Solymar Paradise Resort (Egypt)

 YoD Supporter

 
       Loro Parque Fundacion (Tenerife)
       YoD Supporter       






         Colegio Brader (Panama)
        
Yod Supporter








    Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit
   
YoD Supporter








  Escola de Mar (Portugal)
  YoD Supporter
  





                                         
                          
    Federation Monegasque des Activites
    Subaquatiques (Monaco)

    YoD Supporter
         



    
      Morigenos ? Marine Mammal
      Research and Conservation Society (Slovenia)

      YoD Supporter






  Mare Nostrum
  YoD Supporter





    Centro Ricerche Ambientali e
    Biologiche

    YoD Supporter



      The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (Italy)
     
YoD Supporter





       The Biological Conservation Research Foundation (Malta)
       YoD Supporter









       AmBioDiv, Environment and Sustainability (Portugal)
      
YoD Supporter





         Jahr Top Special Publishing House
         Editorial Office "Tauchen"

         YoD Supporter/Media Partner


      
        CM Peniche - Peniche City Hall (Portugal)

        YoD Supporter



         
          German Oceonographic Museum (Germany)
 
         YoD Supporter


                                  
            
                                               
       The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
       YoD Supporter




      
    Sanctuaire Pelagos (France, Italy, Monaco)
    YoD Supporter





  Essence Consulting (Greece)
  YoD Supporter



    Quercus (Portugal)
    YoD Supporter








  
   IEC Oceania (Australia, Japan) 

   YoD Supporter
  
 









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