Once plentiful in the cradle of civilization — The Mediterranean, and particularly in the waters surrounding Greece — the common dolphins are becoming so scarce, they now reside on the IUCN Red List of Endangered Species. Dolphins are highly intelligent and considered in many cultures to be a sacred link between humans and Gods. In antiquity, killing a dolphin was an act punishable in some countries by death. But today, dolphins face countless threats across the globe. Extreme over-fishing, severe lack of marine-protected areas, habitat degradation, trawling, marine pollution, and illegal harvesting (notably profiled in the recent documentary, The Cove) continues to threaten the survival of this magical creature.
Dolphins symbolize the relationship of humans with their environment. Their disappearance in the Mediterranean is not unique. Sadly, it is happening all over the world as we carelessly exhaust our oceans’ reserves.
How You Can Help
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Les Dauphins, Chantecaille's Spring 2010 initiative in spotlighting the natural beauty of one of the world's most magical creatures— the Dolphins. Les Dauphins Palette includes three eye shades and one cheek shade, all embossed with two Dolphins.
To bring further support to the dolphin's survival worldwide, Chantecaille gave 5% of Les Dauphins to Giovanni Bearzi, who heads up Tethys-- A non-profit NGO for the study and the conservation of the marine environment in the Mediterranean.
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