The IDP website came to life about a year ago. Today we received sighting report number 100!!!
In 2012 we received 60+ dolphin sighting reports. Have a look at the sightings map and find out more about how you can help us.
On friday 26th of April, we gave a presentation to students of the Nafplion Secondary School, visiting the region of Aetoloakarnania in the context of their Environmental Program.
In year 2012, the Earthwatch Community Volunteers Fellowship has given the opportunity to 5 young Greek scientist/students to join the Ionian Dolphin Project. This pioneer initiative in Greece has been possible thanks to the support of The Chesonis Family Foundation and Earthwatch.
The IDP has received already more than 50 dolphin sighting reports!! Please, do not give up on us; while sailing keep your eyes wide-open for an unusual splash at the horizon, for that “weird” concentration of seabirds in a certain spot, or for anything else that might indicate presence of dolphins… and report back to us.
Do not miss September’s issue of THE IONIAN magazine with an article about the public awareness and educational activities developed in the context of the IDP, which also encourages sailors and boaters to collaborate with us by reporting their dolphin sightings and by following our “Be Dolphin SMART” guidelines.
IDP is developing numerous educational and public awareness initiatives to promote marine conservation among the local communities. Find out more and do not miss our photo gallery.
Do not miss August’s issue of THE IONIAN magazine with an article about the Ionian Dolphin Project and our pioneer initiative about encouraging boaters to report their cetacean sightings to us.
During the last month the Ionian Dolphin Project staff has visited several schools of our study area to raise awareness among the local children about cetacean conservation and the importance of preserving healthy marine ecosystems.
Joan Gonzalvo gave a conference at the American University of Kuwait discussing two decades of dolphin research and conservation in western greece.