We’re supporting Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC), the leading charity dedicated to the protection of whales and dolphins.
WDC has had an international presence for over 30 years, with offices in the UK, the USA, Germany and Australia. The preservation of these species is vitally important for our ocean ecosystems, helping to maintain a stable food chain.
Unless healthy populations of whales and dolphins are maintained, other marine animals threaten to overpopulate the oceans and cause a dangerous ecosystem imbalance.
WDC has 4 vital programmes in their fight for the survival of whales and dolphins:
Whales and dolphins have a right to live free and healthy lives. These highly intelligent individuals should not suffer for human entertainment.
Commercial whaling is illegal. And yet, every year, Japan, Norway and Iceland kill around 1,500 whales.
Create healthy seas
Commercial fishing, oil and gas drilling, and shipping are threatening the lives of whales and dolphins.
Prevent deaths in nets
Hundreds of thousands of whales and dolphins are accidentally caught and killed by commercial fishing fleets every year.
A part of the profits from sales in the “Aquatic Creatures by Riccardo Capuzzo” range are donated to WDC, supporting a cause we’re passionate about.
Riccardo was born in Milan and studied at the Polytechnic School of Design, before immediately setting out on a journey – both physical and intellectual. It was a journey that would see him play a leading role as a visual designer in Chicago and Istanbul, and then in Germany in a leading company in the personalised decoration sector, and that today has led him to Riga, the dynamic capital of a country buzzing with culture.
After building on his own cultural experiences and acquiring even more skills in design, logistics, production and communication, he decided to start working on the Aquatic Creatures project to offer his own personal take on the sea and on the creatures that populate it in his mind’s eye, an aesthetic view that is at once ethical.