Promoting conservation and public education is a core part of the SDRP mission. Awareness of human-caused threats is crucial for the conservation of wild dolphins. Wild dolphins in the coastal US are threatened by pollution, by fishing gear, and by humans who feed wild dolphins.
Awareness of human-caused threats is crucial for the conservation of wild dolphins.
Our outreach efforts are designed to inform the public about these threats, and we help gather public support to reduce the danger to wild dolphins.
We also use education to help youth appreciate the uniqueness of dolphins. Towards that end, we educate school age youth, and we help disseminate a curriculum for high school teachers which was developed with Federal support.
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