Croatia – Bottlenose Dolphin Conservation and Research
Where: Zambratija (near Umag), Croatia – the North-East Adriatic Sea
Focus: Dolphin surveying by boat
When: June to September
Duration: 11 days (extensions possible).
Suitability: 18 to 35 | Volunteers should be confident swimmers.
Cost: 11 days from GBP 1180.
As a volunteer, you will:
- Help to protect the dolphin population living in the sensitive marine ecosystem in the north-eastern Adriatic Sea.
- Learn about NGO efforts in protecting marine mammals, marine ecology, and how to understand research data.
- Learn how to distinguish between dolphin species.
- Observe and survey dolphins by boat every day (weather dependent).
- Enter the survey data into the catalogue.
- Help in outreach programmes for the Dolphin Education Centre.
- Enjoy at least one complementary volunteer excursion such as visiting The Brijuni National Park or Kamenjak National Park, or visiting one of the famous touristic towns of Poreč, Pula, Rovinj or Motovun. Bikes are also available for use.
Accommodation: Volunteers stay in the research base apartment in Zambratija, a small seaside village in Croatia, located on the northern coast of the Istrian peninsula.
Sleeping: Stay in one of two shared air-conditioned rooms with bunk beds, with one to three volunteers per room.
Food: All inclusive.
Number of Volunteers: 6 max.
Timetable: 4-6 hours a day, 8 days out of 11.
Support: Local in-country team and 24-hour emergency support.
Transport: Volunteers fly into Pula Airport, Croatia or Trieste Airport, Italy and make their own way to Umag for pick up.
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