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    This will no doubt be of interest/concern to many of you. Carole McCauley Education Officer Environmental Awareness Group PO Box 2103 St. John s Antigua West
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 3, 2000
      This will no doubt be of interest/concern to many of you.

      Carole McCauley
      Education Officer

      Environmental Awareness Group
      PO Box 2103
      St. John's
      Antigua
      West Indies
      Tel: (268) 462 6236
      Fax: (268) 463 7740
      email eag@...
      website www.homestead.com/eag_antigua/

      -----Original Message-----
      From: Carlson, Carole [mailto:CCarlson@...]
      Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2000 11:41 PM
      To: Jane Tipson; Karen Eckhart; Michele Fullford;
      avk.uneprcuja@...; EAG
      Subject: FW: Request for assistance from British West Indies


      FYI
      Carole

      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Ferguson-Mitchell, Jennifer
      > Sent: Thursday, November 02, 2000 6:11 PM
      > To: Milburn, Cindy; Brimley, Rebecca; Steuer, Karen; Scarth, Sarah;
      > Carlson, Carole
      > Cc: Info
      > Subject: Request for assistance from British West Indies
      >
      > Hi All,
      > Not sure who this should be directed to.
      > I have received a call from a group of people trying to put a stop to the
      > large-scale trapping and relocating of dolphins for tourist shows in the
      > British West Indies and British Virgin Islands.
      > Contact: Birgitte Beyer, tel: 1-264-497-4484, Anguilla, BWI or Graham
      > Crabtree at cegltd@... or info@..., or Amando -- local
      > environmentalist in Tortola tel: 284-494-3640 or email: amando@...
      > Situation: Dolphins are being captured in Venezuela, then kept in a pen in
      > Marguerita. They are then flown ot Prospect Reef in Tortola and to
      > Anguilla and Antigua where facilities are being constructed to create
      > dolphin tourist attractions in the lagoons. Supposedly the reefs are being
      > blasted to create these artificial dolphin lagoons. Those against this
      > feel that the SPAW protocol (which IFAW helped create) makes this
      > illegal.
      > Who: supposedly, the ex-Chief Minister of BVI, Cyril Romley has used his
      > weight to allow this to take place. The owners of the dolphin lagoon in
      > Anguilla are Pam Pike and Dr. Graham Simpson -- supposedly neither have
      > experience with dolphins.
      >
      > They are urgently looking for support to stop this. Not sure if IFAW gets
      > involved with these cases, but I did promise to forward the info on.
      >
      > Best,
      > Jenn
      >
      >
      > Jennifer Ferguson-Mitchell
      > Manager, Communications
      > IFAW -- International Fund for Animal Welfare
      > International Headquarters -- Public Affairs
      > 38 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601
      > Tel: (508) 744-2076; Fax: (508) 744-2079; Cell: (508) 737-1584
      >
      > visit our website at http://www.ifaw.org ! and check out our anti-whaling
      > campaign at http://www.stopwhalingnow.com !
      >
      >
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