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Coastal Dolphin Conservation Tethys Research Institute

Tethys Research Institute

Coastal Dolphin Conservation
Vonitsa, Greece Tethys Research Institute NGO | Tethys Research Institute
Be part of a scientific team focused on the study and conservation of coastal dolphins in the beautiful waters of western Greece.

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Project Details

A non-profit organization for the study and conservation of the marine environment

The Tethys Research Institute is a non-profit research organisation supporting marine conservation through science and public awareness, founded in 1986 and headquartered at the Civic Aquarium of Milano, Italy. Tethys’ main goal is the conservation of the marine environment, achieved through the provision of scientific knowledge to conservation policy, the participation in the international conservation process, and public awareness. Over almost three decades of work, Tethys has generated one of the largest datasets on Mediterranean cetaceans and communicated the results of its research in hundreds of scientific publications. In 1991 Tethys was the first to conceive and propose the creation of an iconic protected area, the Pelagos Sanctuary for the Conservation of Mediterranean Marine Mammals, the world’s first to be established beyond national jurisdiction. Since 1987 Tethys has involved  thousands of people from all over the world as research volunteers in its conservation activities. Funding to Tethys derive from government and EC grants, private donors, and contributions from research volunteers. The work of Tethys is based on the collaboration of approximately 30 associates and assistants.

The main focus of the project is on
NPO Status
Yes, registered non-profit organisation
Foundation Year
1991
Contact Person
Adriana Geraci
Spoken Languages
English
Italian

Social Impact

Through their quality of umbrella, flagship and cultural keystone species, charismatic animals such as dolphins  and whales can be important drivers of the conservation process. 

Our conservation activities  should result in local citizens, stakeholders and authorities being aware of the ecosystem services provided by a diverse and healthy habitat, and thereby, the importance of endorsing sustainable management. People need to care, and caring largely comes from knowing and understanding.

Pursued Sustainable Development Goals