Focus: marine biology.
Join VIVAMAR in the heart of Europe, Istria, Croatia in the conservation of last Bottlenose dolphins and enjoy the most stunning creatures on Earth! If you love animals, especially dolphins & admire the sea you are at the right spot.
Get richer for a wonderful lifetime experience, come with us and do a positive work and grow with it!
Vivamar has researched the common bottlenose dolphin population in Slovenia and along the West coast of Istria in Croatia since 2001. Due to a 50% decline in the dolphin population over the last 5 decades and losing two dolphin species from the area in the same time window, Vivamar focuses on how we can keep our bottlenose dolphins from disappearing from the area as well. We mean it when we say that YOU can make such a big difference by volunteering!
This can be a life changing and most beautiful experience in someone’s life. Our mornings will be spent learning about data collection and dolphin identification and our afternoons have us out in the field – in the sea!
Costs & Benefits
As a volunteer with Vivamar, you’ll help with conservation and research of the last resident dolphins in the Northern Adriatic Sea. By working closely with marine biologists, volunteers get hands-on experience in dolphin research and are directly involved in dolphin data collection, analysis and community outreach.
The important scientific data allows people to learn more about the dolphin sub-population, which means researchers can do more to protect these animals. Without the crucial baseline information, it is impossible to lobby for implementing the needed changes to protect these last marine mammals.
Volunteers attend a morning briefing and analysis of data from the previous research day; entering of data into the catalogue; learning, researching, cooking with the team; cleaning his/her place; 11 days (one team) or 2 teams (24 days)
965EUR/11 days, all inclusive; except for transport to the research base and personal insurance; shared accommodation (2, sometimes 3 persons in one room); small groups: max. 5 volunteers per team. Booking form to be filled out and a reservation upon the prepayed 100EUR; the rest can be payed in two rates.
No particular skills needed; must be a swimmer and collaborative, with positive attitude; min 18 - max 65
Klavciceva 2, 1241 Kamnik, Slovenia (research is going on in Croatia)
Location:Northern Adriatic Sea
Average cost per day: 90 Euros
Focus: Marine biology
Skills needed: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old