Gesellschaft zur Rettung der Delphine

GRD

Society for the Protection of Dolphins

Blumenstrasse 23, 80331 Munich, Germany

Region Active

Global

Non-profit NGO

1991

Activity

Protection of marine life, Cetaceans, Dolphins, Sustainable fishing, Advocacy

Description

GRD was founded by Rollo Gebhard, German mariner and documentary filmmaker, and is dedicated to the conservation of wild dolphins and their habitats by supporting research, promoting public awareness and lobbying for better protection. The organization works for a ban of ecologically unacceptable fishing practices, such as driftnets, which cause the senseless death of hundreds of thousands of dolphins, whales, seals, sharks, and seabirds every year, or setting purse-seine nets around dolphin schools to catch tuna.