Bonn, 11 September – CMS
and its partners today launched the official video for
the Year of the Dolphin with spectacular scenes of these
marine mammals, which is meant to promote dolphin conservation.
The 3½ minute video is available for download on
www.yod2007.org with a link to the internet portal iTunes
and can be downloaded for a fee of 2,49 EUR or equivalent,
40% of which will go towards dolphin projects. iTunes’
global reach guarantees the best possible commercial success
for the benefit of the dolphins.
The initiative for this project came from Year of the
Dolphin supporter, Oceanlounge Records. The professionally-shot
under-water scenes derive from Scubazoo. Scubazoo agreed
to make a video to accompany the song “Dolphin of
Bali 2007” with film footage and to share the profits.
The catchy chill-out music of Jornada del Sol and the
spoken intro evoke the connection between life in the
water and on land.
Downloads are already available in several countries.
Among them are Japan, Australia and the Netherlands. By
using the video intensively during the extended YoD campaign,
CMS and its partners hope to raise awareness and support
for conservation projects. These could for example benefit
the highly endangered Ganges Dolphin in South-East Asia.
Forty percent of the net profit from the sales will be
donated to the Year of the Dolphin Campaign. Thanks to
the video, sales of the song “Dolphins of Bali 2007”
should also rise and, half the additional profit will
be donated to CMS.
CMS and its founding partners of the Year of the Dolphin,
the Agreements ACCOBAMS and ASCOBANS, the Whale and Dolphin
Conservation Society (WDCS) and TUI AG will use this video
for presentations at conferences, seminars and other events
as well as for educational material for children and adults.
Robert Hepworth, Executive Secretary of CMS said “This
exciting new video underlines the need to redouble our
efforts to protect these dolphins as magnificent ambassadors
for our ocean environment.”
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