Marine Conservation Volunteering in Ireland

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  Marine Dimensions’ short term marine conservation volunteering trips have been developed as an option for students, graduates and wildlife enthusiasts who would like to experience working in the field of marine conservation and environmental education. Designed to run over a period of one or two weeks, the placements include a wide range of activities, such as assisting our biologists on our community based education programme, caring for marine animals in aquaria and … [Read more...]

Sail The Hebrides

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On board Silurian, a team of scientists and volunteers are conducting visual and acoustic surveys to find out more about the distribution, abundance, movements and behaviour of whales, dolphins, porpoises and other fauna, such as basking sharks, seals and seabirds. They also investigate high-use habitats – areas that are particularly favourable for certain species, and anthropogenic impacts – and the effects of human activity on the region’s cetaceans. As a volunteer, you will have the … [Read more...]

MALTA: Marine Turtle Rescue & Conservation.

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This great project is today one of the oldest and largest environmental organisations in Malta dealing with the natural environment of the Maltese Islands. Over the years it has worked and lobbied hard to get legal protection for various plants and animals, helping to save some of the local endemic species from extinction.  Today this project is very active in environmental education through various means, as it strongly believes that education is the best tool to create awareness of nature … [Read more...]

Researching Dolphin and Whale Behaviour in the Mediterranean

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Since 1990 this project has been investigating the ecology and behaviour of cetaceans living in the Cetacean Sanctuary - a special marine protected area extending between Italy and France. The research focuses on the spectacularly large fin whale as well as on sperm whales, Risso’s dolphins, pilot whales, striped and bottlenose dolphins.  Cetacean volunteer researchers will be directly involved in field activities, helping the scientists to collect cetacean data and assist them in preliminary … [Read more...]

Volunteer with Dolphin Research in the Ionian Sea in Greece

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Become a marine conservation volunteer and participate in dolphin research in the Ionian Sea, helping to provide a marine environment that provides long-term viability for the species.  The research focuses on the Bottlenose Dolphin and the Short-Beaked Common Dolphin in the Amvrakikos Gulf and the Inner Ionian Sea archipelago. Dolphin research volunteers will be working alongside the project researchers on a daily basis, and upon sighting a dolphin volunteers will be expected to log angle … [Read more...]

Research and Observe Bottlenose Dolphin Behaviour in the Adriatic Sea, Croatia

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This research focuses on dolphin population dynamics, photo – identification, behavioural sampling, acoustic monitoring, and the collection of stranding data for genetic, forage ecology and toxicological analysis. Data is used to produce a regular report on the status and ecology of the population and to offer solutions for their effective conservation. From the research station at Veli Lošinj we monitor the daily behaviour of the bottlenose dolphins of the region. It is now possible to identify … [Read more...]

Mediterranean Conservation Discovery for Youth

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Conserve turtles on this under 18 volunteer project in historic Greece Explore historic Greece when you join a team of international volunteers conserving endangered loggerhead turtles which nest on the white sand beaches of Giannitsochori. Record nesting activity and protect hatchlings from predators as they make their first journey to the ocean, making a real difference to the conservation of the population.  Key volunteer tasks may include; patrolling the beach to locate new tracks and … [Read more...]

Volunteer with Turtles in Greece

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Based in the beautiful Bay of Lakonikos in the southern Peloponnese, you will live and volunteer with a team of international volunteers to conserve and protect one of the most important Loggerhead Sea Turtle nesting areas in Greece. The project involves hands-on work with one of the most endangered species in the Mediterranean, living in a quiet area near a traditional fishing town.  Experience the thrill of seeing turtles lay their eggs and watch the hatchlings head for the sea, while … [Read more...]

Studying whales, dolphins and turtles around the Azores archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean

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This expedition will take you to the Azores Archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean to study whales, dolphins and loggerhead turtles. You will photograph whales and dolphins and record them for local and international monitoring databases as part of a small international team. You will listen to and make recordings of whale and dolphin vocalisations and capture loggerhead turtles in the open ocean for tagging and release. All this in an effort to elucidate the animals’ life histories and … [Read more...]

Greece Turtle Conservation

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Greece provides an irresistible blend of a hot Mediterranean climate, fascinating ancient culture, and seas which are rich with marine life. Enjoy the chance to immerse yourself by camping out near the white sandy beaches whilst protecting one of Greece’s most charismatic sea creatures, the Loggerhead Sea Turtle. Go to Frontier’s website to find out more about this project. … [Read more...]