One of the local news of Maldives Haveeru put up a news article on their website that “Government to lease lagoon to develop dolphin lagoon”. It is alarming and disturbing to hear or read about such kind developments in the Nation
Maldives has declared its whales & dolphins as protected species and we always had peace of mind that no harm may come to them. As this unfolds little is known how this project would proceed.
A training center for dolphins or a lagoon were tourists would come up to see them by paying a fee to see them is out of the question as they all can see them in the wild every single day. Local resorts and dive centers have regular dolphin watching cruises that happen on a daily basis.
This act is both damaging for the image of Maldives where dolphins and whales live freely enjoying the ocean.
We ask the local community, NGO’s, snorkelers, Tour operators, dive centres, water sport centres, liveaboard and resort operators from all around the world to write and protest that this is simply wrong and that you do not want to see Dolphins, Whales and such in captivity.
To read the article in Haveeru news go to http://www.haveeru.com.mv/news/38459
Please voice out your concerns to the emails below
Presidents office of the Maldives
Department of National Planning
Ministry of Finance and Treasury
Ameenee MaguMale’, 20125, Rep. of MaldivesMinistry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
5th Floor, velaanaage
Ameeru Ahmed Magu
Male’, Republic of Maldives
Sites That Link to this Post
- A dolphin Park? Or a dolphin cage? | November 1, 2011
- The dolphinarium debate — whose fault? | Hilath Online | November 7, 2011