An interview with Suzanne Smith
Have you ever seen a freshwater dolphin? The Amazon River dolphin not only lives in freshwater, but it is also pink and grey. They are unique and friendly creatures, but they’re endangered. Approximately 1,500 river dolphins are killed a year for catfish bait. In today’s episode Suzanne Smith, a mom and conservationist, talks about these unique creatures and her mission to save them.
Suzanne Smith has worked with marine mammals for over 30 years. She is originally from Boston, and spent her childhood on her dad’s boat gaining an appreciation and a deep respect for all marine life.
In 2014, Suzanne Smith founded the Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation (ARDCF). The foundation was established after exploring the Rio Negro region of Brazil and realizing there was a need for river dolphin conservation projects and education.
Currently, she serves as the Executive Director of the Amazon River Dolphin Conservation Foundation (ARDCF). She has a passion for marine mammals and is a strong advocate for environmental conservation. She is dedicated to increasing awareness of the plight of river dolphins and how to conserve this species.