Costa Rica has introduced regulations banning dolphin and whale captivity; "swim-with" programs are also now illegal. The country is renowned for its progressive approach to conservation, but this success is largely due to three years of hard work by Fundación Promar. The group's Pricilla Cubero Pardo provided a Spanish translation for our swim-with brochure, and we are pleased it was useful in the campaign.
Captivity and swim-with programs are growing at an alarming rate in Central America and the Caribbean. In light of this fact, we would like to applaud the Radisson Seven Seas Cruise line's decision to discontinue its dolphin encounter programs out of respect for wild dolphins.