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  Board of directors  

Giovanni Bearzi, President
Silvia Bonizzoni, Vice president
Nina Luisa Santostasi


Giovanni Bearzi, Science director
Maddalena Bearzi
Silvia Bonizzoni
Lavinia Eddy
Mariana Ferreira Da Silveira
Nathan B. Furey
Tilen Genov
Paolo Guidetti
Chiara Piroddi
Sarah Piwetz
Nina Luisa Santostasi




Dimitris Andressakis
Vera Bürgi
Silvia Frey
Eva Greene
Margarita Iatrou

Dagmar Knäbel
Laura Mary Malaguti
Fabienne McLellan
Chrisoula Papalexi
Konstantinos Papalexis
Melissa A.L. Reggente
Andrea Sacchi
Vasilis D. Valavanis


Past collaborators


Joclyn Bosquez
Zsuzsanna Bräger
Annalucia Cantafaro
Ana Catarina Cardoso Fonseca
Philippa Dell
Nicolas Entrup
Christos Goultidis
Riccardo Grigoletto
Heidi Pearson
Paola Pino D'Astore
Enrico Pirotta
Manon Roucaute
Valeria Senigaglia


Institutional collaborations


Alma Mater Studiorum - University of Bologna (Italy)
Centre d'Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive (France)
Morigenos Marine Mammal Society (Slovenia)
Ocean Conservation Society (USA)
OceanCare (Switzerland)
Sapienza University of Rome (Italy)
Texas A&M University (USA)
University of British Columbia (Canada)
University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France)
University of Patras (Greece)


Villy Christensen
Professor at and Co-Director of the Fisheries Centre, University of British Columbia (Canada)

Olivier Gimenez
Senior research scientist, Biostatistics and Population Biology group & Head, Biodiversity and Conservation department, Centre for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology (France)

Paolo Guidetti
Full Professor of Ecology, University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis (France)

Sigrid Lüber
President, OceanCare (Switzerland)

Lori Marino
Executive Director, The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy (USA)

Bernd Würsig
Regents Professor of Marine Mammalogy & George P. Mitchell '40 Chair in Sustainable Fisheries, Texas A&M University (USA)

  Our mission  

Make the oceans a healthy home for cetaceans and other marine species.
Produce and disseminate scientific and other knowledge relevant to this goal.
Build capacity and raise awareness of the need of protecting biodiversity worldwide, encouraging appreciation and compassion for animals, and envisaging solutions to achieve a sustainable and respectful co-existence.


  Our status  

Dolphin Biology and Conservation is a not-for-profit organisation established under Italian Law 383/2000.


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