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Welcome to the home of
International Dolphin Watch

This website is being redeveloped and updated
Links on the development site - www.dilobooks.info
 
This page updated March 3 - 2014

Material below this is from the existing IDW site

INTERNATIONAL DOLPHIN WATCH (IDW)
IS A GLOBAL FAMILY OF DOLPHIN LOVERS

IDW was founded in 1978 as a non profit organisation
for the observation, conservation and study of dolphins

IDW HELPS DOLPHINS AND PEOPLE

OUR AIMS AND VALUES

  • To make sure the seas and rivers are clean, healthy and productive.
  • To respect the rights of dolphins to a free life in their natural environment.
  • IDW is actively involved in EDUCATION and through IDEAL (Integrated Dolphin Eduction and Learning) adopts a fresh approach to teaching, inspiring children to want to read and write and enjoy learning through all the arts.
  • IDW is forging links with indigenous peoples, to find ways of applying their ancient wisdom and understanding of the natural world to help solve current ecological problems.
  • IDW has friendly links with organisations with whom it collaborates in the rescue, treatment and release of stranded and injured marine mammals.

DOLPHIN MAGAZINE IS FREE

Through our monthly online magazine, Friends of International Dolphin Watch receive news and exchange information on a host of topics. Friends of International Dolphin Watch can use the website to share stories about their personal dolphin experiences, projects and fund raising events.

WE NEED YOUR HELP

PLEASE HELP US CONTINUE DOING WHAT WE DO BY MAKING A DONATION

Most of IDW’s activities are conducted by dedicated volunteers. Nonetheless, money is still needed to cover basic running expenses. If you would like to make a donation to support the work of IDW please send a cheque payable to IDW to:

Donation box2International Dolphin Watch
10 Melton Road
North Ferriby
East Yorkshire
HU14 3ET
England

or

request your bank to make make a credit transfer to:

HSBC - UK
International Dolphin Watch Account
Account No.41013610
Sort Code 40 24 34

or Click on the button

You will be given the option of paying
with a PayPal account or by credit card

 

International Dolphin Watch Announcement

Dear Friends

I think you will already know that Terry Connell passed away earlier this year. Terry was not only a dear friend and supporter, but also our web wizard. Everything you see on our website, the information, the news, the Dolphin Shop and the Dolphin Magazine was put there and maintained by Terry. The Dolphin Magazine (LATEST NEWS) is edited and produced by Jackie Connell, a time-consuming job approached with love and dedication.

Although still coping with the mountains of practical issues and paperwork that accompany the loss of a loved one, Jackie is working on publishing the next online edition. I am sure you will understand that this will take time and we can't yet give you a date when it will be ready. In the meantime we will continue to notify you via Email of events coming up that might interest you.

With best wishes From the IDW Team.

TERRY FOR HOME PAGE ANNOUNCEMENT

 

EDUCATION is a major function of International Dolphin Watch.

EDUCATION, INSPIRATION, ACTION, ACHIEVEMENT

IDEAL
Integrated Dolphin Education and Learning. This book, by Horace Dobbs, is online now

Research
The Dolphin Survey Project was established at Cambridge University with Professor Sir Richard Harrison to monitor dolphin populations worldwide.
IDW facilitates data input from a wide variety of professional and amateur dolphin watchers around the world. IDW co-operates with organisations monitoring cetacean populations in the North Sea and introducing people to observational and recording procedures.
All research by International Dolphin Watch is non-intrusive. No research is conducted with captive dolphins.

Conservation
IDW actively lobbies governments worldwide - pressing for laws to be upheld where they are infringed and urging for changes in legislation that will help to save dolphins and protect the marine environment.

Education
IDW is actively involved in education and produces an Education Pack.
IDEAL (Integrated Dolphin Education and Learning) is based on a fictional dolphin named Dilo who fires the imagination and makes learning joyful for teachers, parents and children - including those with special educational needs. Please also see our online books. Click here.


Dolphin Healing
IDW is researching dolphin healing and investigating ways in which the benefits of swimming with wild dolphins can be recreated artificially.

Dolphin Watching
IDW collects and publishes information on opportunities for dolphin watching worldwide.

Dolphin Watching Guidelines
IDW advocates guidelines on how to behave in the presence of dolphins for boat users and those who want to watch or swim with dolphins.

Dr Horace Dobbs
Founder of International Dolphin Watch.

Kid’s Corner
What do you know about dolphins?

Click here to find out how
When you register as a Friend of IDW you will become a member of a global family of dolphin devotees who want to help dolphins and share their enthusiasm with others. Friends of International Dolphin Watch receive news and exchange information on a host of topics including bargains via Monthly Email Newsletters. Friends of International Dolphin Watch can use the website to share stories about their personal dolphin experiences, projects and fund raising events. They can also contribute to one of our most popular website features - A World Wide Guide on where you can meet dolphins and possibly swim with them.

Adopt and Watch
IDW has a one-off dolphin adoption package which includes a booklet on where you may watch your adopted dolphin swimming free in the sea.

Dilo
Dilo is a mischievous dolphin who’s story is told in a series of books by Horace Dobbs.

Operation Sunshine Family Therapy Programmes
Registered Charity Number 1121315
IDW supports Operation Sunshine, a charity set up to help families with special needs.


Opportunities for Volunteers
IDW announces, as and when they arise, openings for voluntary work with dolphins.

Careers Advice
IDW offers careers guidance to those who wish to work with dolphins.

Dolphin Shop
IDW has a mail order shop which stocks a range of books and dolphin goodies

Invitation
An invitation from Horace Dobbs

Video
Watch our dolphin swim clip

Photos & Art
Lots of dolphin photos

   

 

International Dolphin Watch has always striven to encourage youngsters to take part in dolphin activities. We hope therefore, that you will enrol as many children as you can to become DOLPHIN FRIENDS and encourage them to contribute to future Newsletters.
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www.operationsunshine.org

IDW has close links with Operation Sunshine Family Therapy Programmes, registered charity number 1121315. Operation Sunshine Family Therapy Programmes is a UK based International Charity which aims to bring joy and healing into the lives of those with additional needs through dolphin inspired education and art, community projects and family retreats.

 

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International Dolphin Watch 10 Melton Road, North Ferriby, E.Yorks HU14 3ET. England.
Tel: +44 (0)1482 632650 Fax: +44 (0)1482 634914 E-mail: idw@talk21.com