How we make a difference

We advocate for the protection of dolphins and challenge practices that cause them harm. We work tirelessly to change laws, educate the public, and promote institutional changes that lead to safer, healthier lives for dolphins.

Halt the harmful dolphin hunts in Taiji

We are fighting to end the dolphin hunt drives for good. Every year, fishermen herd hundreds of dolphins into a narrow cove in Taiji, Japan. Terrified, these dolphins are captured or killed. We’re targeting the two economic drivers – the sale of dolphins into captivity, and the slaughter of dolphins for food.

Source Robert Gilhooly

Break the cycle to end dolphins in captivity

We’re on a mission to end the cruel cycle of dolphins suffering in marine parks. Dolphins in captivity can experience lifelong stress, deprivation, and physical harm. We’re advocating for laws against dolphin captivity, educating the public about its harmful effects, and encouraging people to engage with dolphins through responsible wildlife experiences.

Source World Animal Protection Thailand / Chanklang Kanthong

Remove shark nets and lethal drumlines

Shark nets and lethal drumlines are ineffective at reducing the risks of shark bites, and harm countless marine animals in New South Wales and Queensland. We’re advocating for shark nets and lethal drumlines to be removed for good and educating people about the scientifically backed shark mitigation technologies already being widely and effectively used.

Source Mother Ocean Freediving

End harmful feeding of dolphins

We’re putting an end to humans intervening in dolphins’ natural feeding behaviours. Feeding wild dolphins can disrupt their natural behaviours and can lead to injuries and disease. However, many people still think it is harmless. We’re raising awareness of the risks, asking the government to put dolphin welfare before tourism, and encouraging people to engage with dolphins through responsible wildlife experiences.

Source Andy Toots Unsplash

Improve dolphins’ ocean home

A healthy ocean is crucial for dolphins to thrive. We advocate for cleaner, safer oceans by raising awareness about the importance of marine conservation, minimising ocean pollution and promoting a plant based diet to mitigate the impact of commercial fishing. Together, we can ensure a sustainable and vibrant home for dolphins.

Source Talia Cohen Unsplash

What our supporters say

We’re lucky to have some of the best supporters on the planet. With their help, we’re making it a safer place for dolphins.

'Thank you from the bottom of my heart for what you do! I will gladly donate to a cause that is actually making a change!!'

Jodi B

‘They are doing great work and the highlight was to sue the hunters of Taiji in court.’

Leotien P

'The dedicated determination of the team to improve the education and therefore the concept people have of marine-life in general, and especially dolphins'

Maureen J

'Love love love this organisation. Great great team. 5/5 without a doubt. Thank you for all you do.'

Melody M

'Always dedicated to the right values and pursues with integrity and conviction. Thank you!'

Michele J

'Superb action against the awful cruelties humans inflict on Dolphins!'

Virginia S

Meet our leadership team

Hannah Tait


Hannah Tait is a powerhouse of leadership who steers our compact, yet highly impactful team towards significant victories for marine life.

Emilia Michael 

COO & General Counsel

Emilia Michael, our stalwart strategist, is devoted to ensuring every donation we receive is effectively utilised to profoundly improve the lives of dolphins.

Action for Dolphins’ leadership team believes that with the support of Action for Dolphins’ donors and partners, we can offer real, institution-wide protection to dolphins. If you are interested in learning more about how we can achieve this, please get in touch.

Meet our Board

Sarah Lucas


Sarah – the driving force behind Action for Dolphins – is a testament to relentless dedication and transformative leadership.

Stephanie Hall


Steph brings a powerful blend of social impact, applied environmental research and commercial strategy to the board.

Jordan Sosnowski


Jordan brings a unique blend of legal acumen and steadfast commitment to animal rights to the Action for Dolphins board.

Olivia Lucas


Olivia brings a multifaceted background in medicine, research and strategic thinking.

Our collaborators

We are fortunate to collaborate with many like minded organisations towards the shared goal of creating lasting positive change for marine life. We've listed a few of them below.

Our alliances

Together, we are stronger. We are proud to be part of the following alliances to foster a world where every creature is valued and protected.

Get in touch – we’d love to hear from you

Action for Dolphins acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of Australia’s land and surrounding seas. We recognise and appreciate the Traditional Custodian’s deep knowledge of marine animals and their long history of sustainable practices that have protected animals and the environment for millennia. We recognise and pay respect to the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we work: the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin Nation. We acknowledge that this land and sea was and always will be Aboriginal land and sea.