Psylo Giving Back to the Community with the Dolphin Project & JAKARTA ANIMAL AID NETWORK
Here in Psylo we are driven by the belief of respecting life, environment and people alike. So when we heard of this beautiful project happening here in Bali, Indonesia - we were eager to get involved. Part of supporting their great initiatives is about spreading awareness and this is why we’re sharing this story with you.
We’ll start from the end, by sharing this beautiful smile:
In May 2021, Psylo Bali shop contributed our kids’ clothing to the children of the local community around the Umah Lumba Education Center in west Bali. This center was opened in November 2020, to support the local community who’s been hit hard from the covid pandemic. The centre was set-up for teaching the children of this community English skills as well as educating about the importance of marine conservation.
The education center is part of a local wildlife project, run by the joint forces of Jakarta Animal Aid Network (known as JAAN), the Dolphin Project, and the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, to start the first rehabilitation center for ex-captive dolphins. It is a purpose-built facility for recently confiscated dolphins from captive facilities, and for stranded or injured dolphins. The center is designed to stabilize the mammals, return them back to health and to assess whether they are candidates for re-adaptation and release back to the wild.
About JAAN - Jakarta Animal Aid Network
Founded in 2008, JAAN’S goal is to improve the welfare of animals in Indonesia, and they do exactly that by supporting both wildlife and domestic animals through a variety of local initiatives. Here is from JAAN’s mission statement:
“Thousands of animals in Indonesia live sad lives. They are often chained, caged, neglected, tortured and abandoned. JAAN is a non-profit organization that strives to reduce their suffering and provide them better living conditions. We believe that no animal deserves cruelty and no wild animal should spend its life in captivity.
JAAN runs many programs and also works to help stop illegal trade of wildlife. We focus on raising awareness about animal suffering and promote compassionate treatment for all Indonesia’s beautiful animals.”
Learn more about this wonderful organization, and how you may get involved, by visiting the website: www.jakartaanimalaid.com
About The Dolphin Project
Founded by Richard (Ric) O’Barry on Earth Day, April 22, 1970, the Dolphin Project just celebrated its 50's anniversary last year! This non-profit charitable organization is dedicated to the welfare and protection of dolphins worldwide. Its aim is to educate the public about captivity and, where feasible, retire and/or release captive dolphins. Over the past decades the Dolphin Project has contributed into bringing the world’s attention to the brutal dolphin hunts taking place along the coast of Taiji, Japan (as seen in the 2009 Academy Award-winning feature documentary “The Cove.”), helped to successfully shut down the barbaric traveling dolphin circus in Indonesia, negotiated for an end to the dolphin slaughter in the Solomon Islands, and is actively engaging in rehabilitation and release of captive dolphins where feasible, or caring for those animals that cannot safely return to the wild.
Find out more about the Dolphin Project, and how you may get involved, by visiting the website: www.dolphinproject.com