An uncertain future with climate change and population growth require us to change and we welcome Mr Paul Ramadge as the new Chairman to help to shape our future. Paul has a diverse background, including Editor in Chief of the AGE, a Professorial Fellow at Monash University and other leadership roles. He wrote the following as part of a vision document:
“The joy that comes from caring for dolphins and whales is at the heart of DRI. So many of our volunteers and donors tell us that supporting DRI makes them happy. The same is true for the thousands of schoolchildren who take part in our education programs.”
“We know that a lot more needs to be done to fulfil our mission. Our plans focus on creating lasting impact to benefit dolphins and whales, their environment and the Victorian community. We plan to scale up field research and citizen science, and double our number of i sea, i care schools and education programs.”
Money raised through Adopt-A-Dolphin and our Appeal supports Research to answer crucial conservation questions, Education programs to develop the next generation of young leaders and scientists, and Leadership programs to change behaviours to reduce coastal pollution and influence decision-makers. All elements work together to protect our living marine treasures, especially our dolphins, whales and bays.
The gift of a membership to a family member, friend, colleague, teacher or other important people in your life, not only shows how much you care about them, but it also shows how much you care for the marine environment and its inhabitants. (It’s also a perfect gift to yourself).