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Irishdolphins international conference in support of interactive dolphins
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    Ruth Corner Topic:

Boat-based dolphin encounters: towards a win-win model for both dolphins and swimmers?

(not yet confirmed)

 Ruth Corner"I was born in Brazil, have travelled all my life and am a nature lover and artist. I have been involved in ecotourism since 1988 and have worked in nature and with all kinds of animals in many countries. For 8 years I ran an Outdoor Adventure centre where I qualified as a white-water and sea-kayak instructor. I first visited Egypt and the Bedouins of Sinai in 1979 and have been swimming with wild dolphins there since 1994. In 1995 with International Dolphin Watch, we established the first dolphin watching boat service in Crete with local fishermen who used to shoot dolphins but now make a living from ecotourism and dolphin protection."

"I consider it a privilege to spend time with animals and an honour to share the experience with others. My commitment with Wild and Free is to provide the opportunity for people to simply be in nature, by spending time in remote places to share an intimate moment with a wild and free creature. This experience is often deeply spiritual and healing. It is my pleasure to see dreams come true and lives change, every day."

Wild and Free are specialists in ecotourism for individuals and small groups, visiting ecofriendly environments where the animals are wild and free and dreams come true.
Website is dedicated to giving accurate information about 'friendly' or sociable wild dolphins (and whales) around the coastal waters of Ireland - i.e., those cetaceans who from time to time choose to interact with humans.. Dolphins include Fungie the Dingle Dolphin, Dony and Dusty.