Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project Puts Out Call for Cove Monitors on the Frontline

Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project is looking for individual candidates with strong writing, video and photography skills to represent the organization as a Cove Monitor during the dolphin drive season in Taiji, Japan.

Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project is seeking applications for the position of Cove Monitor in Taiji, Japan. This is a peaceful campaign that combines both education, documentation and reporting. Through constructive dialogue, the organization seeks to build lasting bonds with the people of Japan and bring international pressure against the annual dolphin hunts in Taiji.

The role of a Cove Monitor combines diplomacy, accurate reporting skills and an awareness of social media. Cove Monitors work to report dolphin drives from Taiji as they happen. This is achieved through posting information on the internet, blog reporting and use of a camera to livestream events.

The Dolphin Project further works to educate the people of Japan about the hunts and expose the dangers of mercury-contaminated dolphin meat. The organization aims to have volunteer monitors in Taiji during the six-month annual hunt season which begins September 1st and concludes in February or March. Successful applicants will observe and report on the hunts daily.

Diplomacy is a essential ingredient as a Cove Monitor, as is the ability to report accurately from the frontlines. The Campaign requires a peaceful and friendly presence in Taiji and respectful collaboration with local authorities. Additional skills include the ability to drive on an international license, early morning starts, and physical fitness.

All of the Dolphin Project’s Cove Monitors must undergo an initial training period. Full support is offered at all times — before, during and after spending time at the Cove.

To learn more about the role of a Cove Monitor, visit: DolphinProject.net.

About the Dolphin Drives: Taiji conducts its dolphin drives between September and March each year. As featured in the documentary — “The Cove”, these drives can result in the slaughter/capture of almost 2,000 dolphins per year. While some dolphins are hunted for consumption, the primary driving force behind these hunts is the large profit gleaned from the sale of these animals to worldwide aquaria.

Ric O’Barry’s Dolphin Project was founded on Earthday 1970, with the aim to stop dolphin slaughter and exploitation around the world. This work has been chronicled in films such as ‘A Fall From Freedom’, the Oscar-winning documentary ‘The Cove’, and in the Animal Planet mini-series, ‘Blood Dolphin$‘. The Dolphin Project is the longest-running, leading organization created solely for the protection of dolphins. Ric O’Barry has pioneered the readaption & release of captive dolphins into the wild around the globe.

Contact Info:
Name: Lincoln O'Barry
Email: MediaRequests@DolphinProject.net
Phone: 310-929-7170
Organization: Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

Source URL: http://www.prreach.com/pr/14525

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