Beached™ seeks to combat anti-Asian hate, as it supports the scientific research of whale and dolphins. Anti-Asian hate has plagued cetology for over a century, with AAPI individuals suffering demonstrable stigmatization and violence. ZLI takes the adaptability of cetacean photobiology as its inspiration, to pursue this unique but much needed Campaign. Scientific research aids animals in the wild, and also improve welfare in aquariums, sanctuaries and rehabilitation centers.
The Campaign celebrates the complexity of human relationships with whales and dolphins, pursuing a much needed diversity, engagement and inclusion approach. Beached provides a platform for dialogue regarding the scientific understanding of whales and dolphins, informed rather than hindered by the great cultural diversity of people working with them.
Beached™ supports cetacean photobiology across the ZLI Framework categories. It is our intent to fund ZLI Endowments with this in mind, and to create dedicated PhotoDiversity Media. The latter serves as a science educational tool, a funding stream, as well as an audience building program for the ZLI Mission.
How to Support ‘Beached™’:
ZLI Endowments (Fund Research)
Research Lab / Endowed Professorship
PhotoDiversity Media (Donate/Invest/Sponsor the PhotoDiversity Anime ‘The Afterlife of Whales™‘)
The Afterlife of Whales offers a character-driven anime series of (21) twenty-one episodes, advancing cetacean science to combat anti-Asian hate. In this story, a Japanese-Ainu dolphin trainer travels the globe, overcoming mental illness while repaying debts to the Afterlife
AWASH (Live Sustainably for Whales and Dolphins)
Animal Welfare Oriented Development Services
Cruelty-free Fashion Partnerships, Proceeds to Support ZLI Anti-Asian hate Initiatives
Animal Welfare Oriented Product Partnerships and Development
A character-driven anime eco-docudrama, advancing cetacean science to combat anti-Asian hate.
A Japanese-Ainu dolphin trainer travels to study whales, overcoming mental illness and hate while repaying debts to the Afterlife.