Dolphin Conservation in Croatia

Video and Photos

A dolphin jumps to see the researchers better
A dolphin jumps to see the researchers better
Dolphins swim under our boat
Dolphins swim under our boat
Swimming volunteers have time in their time off
Swimming volunteers have time in their time off
The research team!
The research team!
Leap for joy!
Leap for joy!
A volunteer searches for dolphins
A volunteer searches for dolphins

About

Conservation and research volunteers are needed right now to help protect the last resident Bottlenose Dolphins in the north-eastern Adriatic Sea. By working closely with marine biologists, volunteers become “citizen scientists” directly involved with dolphin monitoring.

Monitoring the number of dolphins remaining in this area will let people learn more about the plight of the dolphins. The important scientific data that you help collect will mean research teams can do more to protect these pods. Our mornings will be spent learning about data collection and dolphin identification and our afternoons will take us out in the field - which in this case is the sea!

Highlights
  • Game of Thrones backdrop to your marine biology!
  • One of the first dolphin conservation programs in Croatia.
  • Free snorkel equipment to borrow during times off.
  • Live and cook with your new dolphin loving friends.
  • Assist with real and important scientific dolphin research.

Impact

You will be working closely with the marine biologists who will teach you how to distinguish one dolphin from the other and how to follow the population dynamics. This is a true “field placement” where you are doing actual research. You will be shown how to work with the data - collecting the data on the water, inputting it the office, and analyzing data from the previous day. If you have a strong interest in marine biology, you will really enjoy the many lectures offered about biology, data collection, wildlife and what to do in the unlikely event that a marine mammal is stranded on land. As a volunteer you are of vital importance to the project, enabling the group to come closer in achieving the goal for conservation and greater awareness about these interesting and intelligent creatures.

10% off African Wildlife Fees

Want to journey to southern Africa and help wild animals? Want to see antelope up close as you help with their feeding? Want to make breakfast for owls and dinner for baboons? Want to help improve the quality of life for servals in sanctuary?
We want you to do that, too. Apply to volunteer with us in Malawi before April 30th and we will give you 10% off your fees. Go for two weeks, go for two months, 10% off applies to all Malawi programs.

Questions & Answers

Hi Lowri! Some programs have strict policies about the age of volunteers, this is because of local laws, regulations, and liabilities. However, there are some programs that allow clients of all ages. For the Dolphin conservation in Croatia there are Family programs available with no age minimum and Individual clients must be at least 16 years old!

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