[MARMAM] Summer Dolphin Research Camps in Slovenia

Tilen Genov tilen.genov at gmail.com
Mon May 7 02:36:41 PDT 2007


Summer Dolphin Research Camps in Slovenia

(apologies for cross-posting)


Morigenos – marine mammal research and conservation society is organizing
Summer Dolphin Research Camps in July, August and September 2007, where you
can assist in the research programme of the Slovenian Dolphin Project.

Morigenos is a non-profit non-governmental organization from Slovenia,
dedicated to cetacean research and conservation and to the preservation of
the marine environment.
More information on Morigenos can be found at www.morigenos.org .


Slovenian Dolphin Project is a long-term study on the biology, ecology and
conservation of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Slovenian
waters and neighbouring areas in the north Adriatic Sea, carried out since
2002 by Morigenos.

The main objectives of the project are:

   - to acquire basic information on the biology and ecology of
   bottlenose dolphins in the area;
   - to identify main negative factors affecting bottlenose dolphins in
   the area;
   - to inform and educate the public and to raise public awareness;
   - to recommend appropriate measures for dolphin conservation to
   managers;
   - to preserve marine habitats and biodiversity;
   - to promote a precautious exploitation of the sea;
   - to promote sustainable development;
   - to effectively protect cetaceans and their environment.


Summer Dolphin Research Camps offer people to join Morigenos team for 8 days
and participate in its research activities. The camps include fieldwork
(boat- and land-based), lectures, visits of natural monuments, etc. Anyone
above the age of 16 can participate, regardless of nationality or field of
expertise. No previous experience is required.
Apart from research activities, the participants share everyday duties and
chores with the team members. These duties are cooking, washing up and
general maintainance of the research centre.
Out in the field, the participants help searching for dolphins, collecting
data and possibly in data sorting and analysis.
Detailed information on Summer Dolphin Research Camps can be found at
www.morigenos.org -> "Research camps".


Food, accommodation and fee

Participants will be accommodated in Morigenos' research centre (sleeping,
cooking and working facility). They must arrange their own travel to and
from Morigenos base. The participation fee is 230 EUR.


Applications

There is no selection. Applications are treated on a "first-come,
first-served" basis.
Please send an e-mail to morigenos at morigenos.org for registration, preferred
dates and possible questions. Detailed information can also be found at
www.morigenos.org -> "Research camps".


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Tilen Genov

Morigenos - marine mammal research
and conservation society
Jarska cesta 36/a
1000 Ljubljana
Slovenia
morigenos at morigenos.org
www.morigenos.org
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