This piece of news is over a year old, I stumbled upon it on Save Earth’s Oceans. ORG
The Island of To-shima is Japan gives protection to the dolphins who come into its waters.
It all started in 1995 when a dolphin gave birth near the shoes of the island. As of February 2012, a group of 16 dolphins were regularly present there.
The hope is for the movement to demonstrate the beauty of the dolphin-human interaction to other Japanese islands, where killing these highly intelligent beings for meat still take place.
Today, a daughter project called “Oceanic Dolphin-Human” is called to use dolphin-human communication as a means of raising awareness of the importance of life (conservation).