Ionian Dolphin Project in THE IONIAN (September issue)

Do not miss September’s issue of  THE IONIAN magazine with another article about the Ionian Dolphin Project. On this occasion, the article pays special attention to the public awareness and educational activities developed in the context of the IDP, while continues to encourage sailors and boaters to collaborate with us by reporting their dolphin sightings and by following our “Be Dolphin SMART” guidelines.

The article  “Children drawn to dolphin conservation” was written by Martin Stote. It includes also a testimonial by our friend Brad Trusler, Tui Marine Operations Manager in Greece at the Sunsail Vounaki Marina; “IDP’s Species identification sheet and the article in the Ionian magazine (both of which are on every yacht) has generated much interest amongst our charterers, especially during the school holidays with our younger generation of sailors. It has added another dimension to the passages between ports as they are now constantly on the ‘look out’ for dolphins.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sunsail (also offering logistical support by providing us free mooring in their marina at Vounaki in Paleros, when we survey the Inner Ionian Sea Archipelago), NeilsonSail Ionian and Sailing Holidays for their collaboration, which has been key for the success of this initiative. We also welcome the participation of Island Sailing, another charter-sailing flotilla company that heard from us thanks to another article previously featured in The Ionian and has joined in. KG medmarinas management group, owners of Marina Lefkas and Gouvia Marina, the latter in Corfu, has also offered their collaboration to help spread the word among their clients. Other companies willing to collaborate can contact us.



About Joan Gonzalvo

Joan Gonzalvo is the project manager and scientific coordinator of the Ionian Dolphin Project. He is a Catalan biologist whose main research interest is the conservation of the marine environment and, more specifically, the study and conservation of cetaceans.

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