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Hawaiian Islands Dolphin SMART
Dolphin SMART Program Coordinator
Click here to view a checklist of Dolphin SMART program requirements.
Program Framework (Coming Soon!)
The Dolphin SMART Program Expands to the Hawaiian Islands
Dolphin SMART program is coming to Hawaii! The first training will be held on Oahu on Wednesday, September 7, 2011. The Dolphin SMART program is a unique, recognition and education program that provides conservation benefits for spinner dolphins and participation incentives to tour businesses who agree to voluntarily follow program criteria. The program criteria are designed to minimize harassment to spinner dolphins from commercial tour viewing activities by conducting responsible viewing and advertising practices, as well as providing education to guests on the importance of responsible viewing for dolphin conservation.
Another facet to Dolphin SMART is the Proud Supporter program. Dolphin SMART Proud Supporters are local businesses that do not conduct dolphin viewing but support the program mission. Proud Supporters help raise public awareness for Dolphin SMART by teaching the public the importance of booking with a Dolphin SMART business to aid dolphin conservation.
Please join us for presentations about the program objectives, facts about spinner dolphin biology, current research on spinner dolphins, and how participating in Dolphin SMART can help your business and spinner dolphins. Participating in the Dolphin SMART program as either a dolphin tour business or a Dolphin SMART Proud Supporter is free and voluntary.
WHO: Dolphin viewing, eco-tour, and charter business owners and captains. All coastal business owners and the general public are also welcome.
WHAT: Dolphin SMART Program Training Workshop
WHEN & WHERE:
Dolphin SMART Training Maui
Thursday, November 15, 2012 from 11am- 2pm in the Pili Aloha Room at the Napili Kai Beach Resort
(5900 Lower Honoapiilani Road Lahaina, HI 96761)
*When you arrive at the resort, please go to the front desk and ask for directions to this room.
Dolphin SMART Training Oahu
The Pili Aloha room is directly below the lobby Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 9am-12pm at the
McCoy Pavilion at Ala Moana Beach Park.
Dolphin SMART in the Hawaiian Islands is made possible through support from the following sponsors: