Earthtrust is an international research and educational organization
dedicated to the preservation of wildlife and the natural environment. Founded
in Hawaii in 1976, Earthtrust has developed a wide variety of innovative
campaigns which protect whales, turtles, dolphins, Asian wildlife, and more.
The nonprofit tax-exempt organization is funded by donations and grants
from foundations, corporations and individuals.
Project Delphis' principal investigator is Dr. Ken Marten [Photo of Ken at Lab Window 33K GIFF], an experienced animal cognition researcher and former observer on purse-seine tuna boats. After witnessing first hand the "dolphin holocaust" aboard the tuna boats, Dr. Marten devoted himself to advancing scientific understanding--and public awareness--of the unique dolphin mind.