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Locals help dolphins return to the wild

Jakarta   /   Mon, June 27 2011   /  08:00 am

Locals living near the Dolphin Rehabilitation Center in Kemujan, Karimun Jawa, are lending their support to the center’s team, who aim to return to the wild dolphins accidentally caught by fishermen or used in the entertainment industry, by getting involved with their programs.
Beneath the waves: A small pod of wild dolphins play in the open ocean. Dolphins are highly social creatures and have recently been declared by scientists as the world’s second most intelligent creatures after humans. Courtesy of Pete ZuccariniThe center is the first permanent facility in the world to rehabilitate and release dolphins back into the wild (see last week’s The Jakarta Post article “Caught in net of delays”) and was set up to help dolphins illegally captured in the area readapt again to their natural environment.

The initiative comes under the jurisdiction of the Directorate Genera...