10 Dec '11, 6pm

Maldives: The Next Atlantis?, Commentary by Captain Locky Maclean

Maldives: The Next Atlantis?, Commentary by Captain Locky Maclean

In October, Maldives President Mohammed Nashid approved a lease to Maldives star tennis player and developer Amir Mansoor. This lease, backed by the Ministry of Finance and the Department of National Planning, would allow for the building of a captive dolphinarium inside a lagoon, which would be sealed off from the surrounding waters. To appease local activists, Mr. Mansoor claimed the dolphins would not be local Maldivian species. They would instead be imported from overseas, opening the door to speculation on whether these would be Taiji dolphins.

Full article: http://www.seashepherd.org/commentary-and-editorials/2011...

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