Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation (ARDCF) is a 501c3 non-profit organization, founded in 2014, that supports local efforts to protect a storied species and its rainforest ecosystem. Building upon the wisdom of Amazon traditions, practices and beliefs with findings from modern conservation biology, Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation works to preserve the river dolphin from the corrosive pressures of outside, usually foreign interests that threaten the survival of the dolphins and their world. The fates of dolphins and people have been entwined for millennia. Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation promotes healthy, natural interactions between dolphins and people that protect both animals and people, sustain local culture, and transform visitors to ardent Amazon conservationists.
Mission Statement: To conserve the Amazon river dolphin and its environment through research, education and collaboration.
The ARDCF contributes to the scientific literature on Amazon River dolphins. Join us as we study populations, develop photo IDs, and more!
The ARDCF educates about the challenges that Amazon River dolphins are facing, and actively participates in conservation efforts.
Our expeditions provide fun, educational lectures from animal professionals including veterinarians, field guides, wildlife biologists, and university professors!
During our expeditions, we bring supplies to distribute to communities along our journey.
While our focus is on the Amazon River dolphins, we work to conserve the entire Amazon ecosystem!