At Marine Connection our work is motivated by the belief that every cetacean – whether dolphin, whale or porpoise – is entitled to a life free from confinement, suffering, fear or distress.
Our campaigns aim to emphasise the rights of cetaceans as non-human persons.
Our mission is to inspire and educate the global community to help create a better, safer world for all cetaceans. Each and every one of us can make a difference, and together we can achieve significant change.
“Supporting the work of the Marine Connection was a decision taken with great responsibility as I am aware my patronage of the charity and their cause may encourage others. Marine Connection campaigns are extremely effective in supporting dolphin and whale protection and conservation, all money donated is spent with care, therefore I have no hesitation in giving my wholehearted support to the charity and their work.”
David Essex OBE
LUSH asks Marine Connection “Why do you do what you do?”
The friendly team from LUSH visited the Marine Connection office in the Moray Firth, Scotland on a sunny day in July to meet our founders, Margaux Dodds and Liz Sandeman….Read More
Potential export of wild dolphins from Africa to Asia
We were notified recently that the Fisheries Management Committee of the Namibian Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Resources (MFMR) is currently reviewing an application by a Chinese businessman to capture…Read More
Rare whale found on UK beach
A rare northern bottlenose whale measuring more than five metres long washed up on a beach in Porthcawl, Wales (UK) recently. Usually found in small numbers off the Northern Isles and…Read More
Särkänniemi release statement on dolphin transfers to Attica Park, Greece
The dolphins from Särkänniemi dolphinarium in Finland have been moved to Attica Park, Greece. Greece currently has a ban in place on any performances of animals, even domestic pets. However,…Read More
Annulment sought of EC Certificate for Morgan the orca
Amsterdam law firm Van Den Biesen Kloostra Advocaten representing the Free Morgan Foundation (FMF) recently presented the State Secretary of Economic Affairs (the Netherlands) with an application for annulment of the EC certificate of…Read More
Strandings – F Archell (BDMLR), Solitary Cetaceans – Terry Whittaker, Whaling – M Dodds