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© Nuno Barros - ANP|WWF / ANP|WWF
© Nuno Barros - ANP|WWF / ANP|WWF

Every year, thousands of dolphins drown as a result of incidental capture by fishing gear. The increase in human activities is putting at serious risk the survival of dolphins in oceans and seas around the world. Adopt a dolphin and support our work!

Dolphins are social creatures and live in groups that can include hundreds of individuals. These charismatic and intelligent mammals can be found in every ocean and in some of the biggest rivers in the world.


Animal adoptions give our work a great boost. Your symbolic adoption supports all our ANP|WWF projects. Along with our partners, we are promoting awareness about the urgent need to co-exist with wildlife by maintaining a precious and essential balance. Your support is essential concerning all the active projects - Wildlife, Oceans and Fisheries, Water, Forests, Food and Climate - so that they can be long-term and so that we can create new front-end interventions for the conservation of Nature!


How does it work?

Did you know?

Dolphins, as top predators, play a fundamental role in the maintenance and balance of marine ecosystems and food chains, through the regulation of the populations of their prey species. However, our dear dolphins, beloved by all generations, are affected by several factors. Human-generated noise in the marine environment - such as vessel engines - travels farther and deeper underwater than it does in the air. That can cause stress and damage to dolphins, disrupting their natural behavior, as well as their navigation.

Man-made pollutants that flood the ocean, contaminate the habitats and ecosystems of dolphins, as well as their prey, which leads to diseases in dolphins and reduction of their ability to reproduce and fight infections. Another factor which is also seriously affecting these wonderful beings is overfishing and environmental degradation, which results in scarcity of prey.

Learn more about the Dolphin

Although they are a protected species and their capture is prohibited, dolphins can be accidentally caught in fishing gear - being tangled up in nets or cables - and drown. This is known as incidental capture. During their travels, dolphins are also vulnerable to collisions with ships and when they are hit, injuries can be fatal.

Climate change is having an impact on oceans around the world - influencing food chains, prey distribution, habitat quality, ocean temperature - which inevitably affects dolphin survival as well.

How does it work?

First of all: thank you. You’re choosing something different. This is not a normal gift. This is a special gift because it will help protect the beautiful and fragile nature that surrounds us.
This is a perfect gift for animal lovers, environmentalists or simply people with a big heart.

Only 3 steps to complete your adoption, it’s easy!

  1. Choose the animal you love the most
  2. Personalize the certificate with your own message
  3. Fill the data (you can decide what day and what time you want the person to receive your special gift)
  4. Send the gift easily by email (you'll receive a copy)
  5. Enjoy the special gift

Last-minute gift? This is the perfect solution! You can send the personalized certificate very quickly! We'll keep you updated on how you're supporting our vital work.

Safety: our donation process is fully encrypted to ensure all personal and financial information is kept safe and secure.

Any questions? Take a look at our adoption FAQs located at the bottom of the page.