Boto Expedition II Begins March 20, 2022
BRAZIL – The Boto Expedition II, a partnership with Sea Shepherd Brazil and the National Institute for Research in the Amazon (INPA), maps the populational health of Amazon river dolphins across 1100 km in four areas of the Amazon basin. The data from the expedition will guide the protection efforts of the Amazon and Tucuxi Dolphin, two iconic species at risk of extinction due to their use as bait for the illegal practice of piracatinga fishing.
You can be part of this Expedition! Join us for an engaging, informative series of discussions with a month-long social media campaign that brings YOU into this campaign. We will dig into the issues, the challenges, and how Sea Shepherd is mobilizing YOUR support to address some of the most pressing ecological challenges in the world. As a Boto Expedition II special offer, visit Sea Shepherd’s merchandise store during the expedition at shop.seashepherd.org to get 10% off all purchases between March 16 and April 16 with the code word “BOTO.”
Mark these dates on your calendar and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for daily updates on this critical campaign. And for our supporters in Brazil and around the world you can access more information in Portuguese HERE.
March 16 “Introduction to Boto Expedition II”HERE.Join Sea Shepherd Brazil’s Nathalie Gil and Dr. Sannie Brum, Research Leader at Brazil’s National Institute for Research in the Amazon (INPA), LIVE as they discuss the issues, challenges, and goals of Boto Expedition II and answer questions from Sea Shepherd supporters all over the world. RSVP
March 23 “On board with the Crew and Scientists”HERE.Join us for an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the people who make the Boto Expedition II work, from crew life to a tour of the ship to meeting some of the scientists involved. RSVP
March 30 “What Dolphins Mean for the Amazon”HERE.Get ready for this LIVE discussion with Dr. Vera da Silva, Head of Aquatic Mammals section of the National Institute for Research in the Amazon (INPA) in Manaus, Brazil. In addition to being a dolphin expert, Dr. da Silva also oversees research on Amazonian manatees. This discussion will look at how the Boto Expedition II helps us understand the broader challenges facing the Amazon and other species. RSVP
April 13 Campaign Wrap-up and Next StepsHERE.Sea Shepherd Brazil’s Nathalie Gil and guests from the campaign crew and scientists review the Boto Expedition II campaign, lay out the next steps for protecting Amazon dolphins and their fragile environment, and talk about how everyone has a role to play in this vital wildlife defense effort. RSVP
Thank you for all your support! Please consider making a one-time gift HERE to support the dolphins, the whales, and all the species we fight so hard for every day.