Thursday, May 8, 2014

BlueVoice Presents Dolphin Defender Award

Dolphin Defender Award to be Presented to Stefan Austermuhle of Peruvian Marine Conservation Group Mundo Azul 

26 International Conservation Organizations Support the Award and Announce Campaign Against Slaughter of Dolphins in Peru

BlueVoice and Mundo Azul invite you to a press conference at which The Dolphin Defender Award will be presented to Stefan Austermuhle for his exemplary work in uncovering the slaughter of thousands of dolphins by Peruvian fishermen. The award is subscribed by 26 international member organizations of the Dolphin Defender Coalition which is composed of more than 1-million members.

The award will be presented by Hardy Jones, executive director of BlueVoice, a Florida-based marine conservation organization. Jones is known for his work of more than 35 years protecting dolphins. He is also an award winning filmmaker who appears in the Academy Award winning film The Cove - a film that caused worldwide outrage at the slaughter of dolphins in Japan. 

Jones is currently writing a book on his experiences in Peru with mass mortality events of dolphins and the consumption of dolphin meat for human consumption. He is in conversation with the producers of The Cove for a followup to that film covering the killing of dolphins in Peru for sharkbait. 

In addition, Jones and Austermuhle will announce results of recent undercover surveys of fish markets to document illegal sales of dolphin meat. In addition special measures to bring to justice violators of Peruvian laws protecting dolphins will be announced. 

The press conference will take place May 13 at 11:00am at the Hotel DoubleTree El Pardo, Calle Independencia 141, Miraflores,Lima, Peru.

Please confirm your attendance by emailing or by calling 946096753, Lima, Peru. Coffee will be served.

For interviews after the event with Hardy Jones and Stefan Austermuhle (May 14 and 15) please communicate to the same email and phone number. Hardy Jones may be contacted in the United States after May 18 at 904 471-4600.

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