A proposal to set up a captive Dolphin Park in St Lucia met with loud opposition during a presentation Saturday to a meeting of the St. Lucia National Trust.
The Presentation by representatives of Dolphin Discovery was held at Bay Gardens Resort to a large attendance. One of the lead presenters was former Permanent Secretary Ausbert d’Auvergne, who said he had been hired by Dolphin Discovery to do the feasibility study for the proposed project.
D’Auvergne disclosed that he had instructed Dolphin Discovery to abide by every single procedure and process for undertaking such projects in St Lucia.
But the audience was openly hostile to the proposal, mainly on grounds of environmental preservation and animal cruelty.
The proposed site for the Dolphin Park is within the Pigeon Island National Landmark, a historical and archaeological site managed by the St Lucia National Trust.
The Dolphin Park is one of two large projects currently worrying the National Trust. The other is Phase Two of the Pearl of the Caribbean Project in Vieux Fort, which proposes a causeway linking Maria Islands to the mainland in Vieux Fort.