Marine Conservation organizations in Europe, Africa and the Middle East
Gesellschaft zur Rettung der Delphine
Society for the Protection of Dolphins
Protection of marine life, Cetaceans, Dolphins, Sustainable fishing, Advocacy
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.