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Let's help the dolphins ! A page for children

Let's help the dolphins ! A page for children | Conservation Biology | Scoop.it

http://www.dolphins-world.com/Dolphin_Conservation.html

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-The best thing is to go by boat and observe them from afar so that you don't disturb them. 

But sometimes the dolphins like to come right near boats and people who are swimming. 
If that happens you shouldn't feed them or try to touch them.

-It is not good to lock them in a zoo or kill them for food.

-There are some conservation efforts in place to help preserve the water where the dolphins live so that they can continue to survive. However, some of them including the Amazon River Dolphin and the Ganges River Dolphin are all considered to be critically endangered at this point in time.

-The Marine Mammal Protection Act of 1972 and the Endangered Species Act of 1973 both offer the dolphins some protection, but it isn’t enough. Limiting boating to certain areas has started to occur, but many people are resistant to this. They don’t want to see their recreational fun limited. During migration, the dolphins are more likely to get struck by boats and other water vehicles.

-Some of the conservation efforts have involved putting pressure on the Japanese government to ban such hunting. Exotic hunting for the sport of it also accounts for some deaths. Some individuals will pay good money for the thrill of being able to hunt and kill something unusual.

 

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Threats of Dolphins

Threats of Dolphins | Conservation Biology | Scoop.it
Dolphin Conservation. There are numerous private and public organizations that work tirelessly for the conservation of all species of dolphins.
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-Dolphins may be well loved by many humans, but they are also at risk due to the efforts of humans. In all of the bodies of water where they reside, humans have contributed to contaminants in the water such as plastic, chemicals, and oil. Such forms of pollution can harm the dolphins internally. They can also kill food resources so that it becomes harder for the dolphins to find enough to survive.

- Humans and water related activities such as boating are extremely common in the areas where dolphins are found. The risk of injury or death to them from being struck by such heavy motorized vehicles is very likely. Even though dolphins can heal fast, they can’t survive some of these hits from vehicles that weigh a great deal.

-Dolphins have skin that feels like rubber, but it is very sensitive. Even human touch can cause damage to it if a person isn’t very careful. Many of the objects in the water that humans have put there can rip the skin of a dolphin and that can make them vulnerable to bacteria or infections.

-In some regions such as Japan and Peru, the dolphin is hunted for meat. While only a small population of people consume it, there is a market for it. Such hunting does result in quite a few of them needlessly being killed every single year

- Unfortunately many dolphins are also caught by accident. 
They cannot swim to the surface any more to breathe and so they drown. Every year thousands of dolphins die in this way.

 - they lock dolphins in a zoo for display

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What Can I Do to Save Dolphins?

What Can I Do to Save Dolphins? | Conservation Biology | Scoop.it
Hawaiian spinner dolphin behaviors, pictures, video, information, volunteer
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-Reduce - Reuse – Recycle; bring your reusable grocery totes, If you must buy disposables. ..buy paper products rather than plastic or Styrofoam. The manufacture of Styrofoam depletes the ozone layer. 

-Conserve water, waste not and fix leaks

-Use fewer harmful chemicals and pollutants, and dispose of them properly

-Try to use phosphate-free laundry and dish soaps.

-Don't use electrical appliances for things you can easily do by hand. 

-stop hunting for their meat

-Save your kitchen scraps for the compost pile.

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