The International Whaling Commission
The purpose of the IWC is to protect the future of whale stocks as a resource.
Members of the IWC are requested to report direct and indirect catches of small cetaceans, including bottlenose dolphins, as part of the National Progress Reports on Cetacean Research. For the most part, however, these catches go largely unreported.
Working in partnership with state, local, and federal agencies, SeaWorld is on call 24/7 to help animals that are orphaned, ill, injured or in need of expert care.
IUCN/The World Conservation Union Species Survival Commission (SSC)
IUCN/The World Conservation Union Species Survival Commission Cetacean Specialist Group Action Plan contains several projects related to bottlenose dolphin conservation, including studies of accidental entanglements.
SeaWorld has created nutritional formulas and nursing bottles to hand-feed orphaned animals.
The Convention On International Trade In Endangered Species Of Wild Fauna And Flora (CITES)
Bottlenose dolphins are listed on CITES Appendix II. Appendix II includes species identified as threatened, or likely to become endangered if trade isn't regulated. All toothed whales are protected by CITES.