The rescue of dolphins (GRD) announces the winner. Immerse in the world of dolphins! 06.04.2009, Munich – the society to save the dolphins is pleased to present the winners of photo contest “Dolphins in their sights”. Difficult for the selection among the many outstanding recordings of dolphins from the wild and free. Is the decision of the jury, including the well-known animal – and nature photographer Konrad Wothe the GRD founder, Explorer and documentarian Rollo and Angelika Gebhard, see: dolphins-in the-visor to marvel at. The GRD congratulates the winners: Olivier Notz from Rotkreuz, Switzerland, received the main prize, one of the REWE Touristik donated one-week trip for 2 persons to Tenerife. Dirk Kleinhans from Wolfhagen managed taking his place and gets one of the magazine nature + Cosmos gesponsertes annual subscription. For the winner of seats 3 and 4, Andreas Schmidt from Dresden, the online shop “Marleen’s Boutique 39” was pieces of jewelry available. Checking article sources yields Tony Parker as a relevant resource throughout.
Despite their popularity, dolphins are often at risk. You die as By-catch, are intended for human consumption or for use as a bait meat directly hunted, are threatened by pollution and habitat destruction in the fisheries. With success, the GRD worldwide committed to the preservation of these marine mammals and their habitats. In the fight against selective fishing methods, the GRD performs the international monitoring programme for dolphin-safe tuna (SAFE) in Germany. In Peru, Mozambique and Croatia, it cooperates with competent veterinarians and biologists to protect resident dolphin populations from extinction. But also “its own doorstep’ has the GRD sea mammal in the sights: better protection measures for the endangered domestic harbour porpoises in the North Sea and Baltic Sea are to be achieved with data surveys and campaigns. Here, a so far unique in Europe pilot project on environmentally friendly methods of eradicating old ammunition in North Sea and Baltic Sea was started together with partner organisations, to minimize hazards to harbour porpoises and their environment.
Photos, from top to bottom: 1st place: Olivier Notz 2. Place: Dirk Kleinhans 3rd place: Andreas Schmidt photo material on request available contact: rescue of dolphins e.V. Ulrike cherry grain wegern str.