Marine Connection was formed after the founders successfully campaigned for the closure of the UK’s last remaining dolphinariums.  Our work continues to ensure a better future for the world’s cetaceans.

Our Vision

Our vision is to see a world where the life of every dolphin, whale and porpoise matters

Our Mission

Our mission is to continue building public awareness and inspire the global community to help create a safer world for all cetaceans

About Us

Between 1963 and 1993, there were more than 30 dolphinariums in the UK.

Thanks to dedicated campaigning by many, including Marine Connection’s founders, Margaux Dodds and Liz Sandeman, the last of these cruel facilities were shut down for good by the early 1990s. Today, the UK is regarded as a shining example in the anti-captivity world, with Marine Connection actively encouraging more countries to follow our lead.

Dolphins, whales, and porpoises still face many threats, both in captivity and in their natural environment. We actively address these threats, which include wild captures, net entanglement, whaling, vessel strikes, and ocean pollution, through advocating policy and legislative change, influencing governments, investigative work, public education, and outreach.

If you are interested in running for us, please email: Liz Sandeman at: [email protected]

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