In this episode I talk with Suzanne Smith - Founder and Executive Director of the Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation (ARDCF). Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation (ARDCF), a registered 501c3, 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, ARDCF 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. ARDCF promotes healthy, natural interactions between dolphins and people that protect both animals and people, sustain local culture, and transform visitors to ardent Amazon conservationists.