Translating research into conservation action
Protecting the marine environment and its biodiversity involves the management of human activities; it is a process strongly driven by socioeconomics and politics. Science plays a very important supporting role. Hence, the Ionian Dolphin Project is actively working to provide robust scientific knowledge to help trigger marine conservation actions.
Our contributions include attracting decision-makers’ attention on emerging issues, proactive participation in international conservation efforts, and the proposal of place-based conservation measures such as the creation of marine protected areas.