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  Board of directors  
   
 

Giovanni Bearzi, President
Francesco Rombolà, Vice president
Nina Luisa Santostasi

 
     
  Executive director  
   
 

Silvia Bonizzoni

 
     
  Researchers  
   
 

Giovanni Bearzi
Silvia Bonizzoni
Lavinia Eddy
Nathan B. Furey
Sarah Piwetz
Nina Luisa Santostasi

 
   
 

Collaborators

 
   
 
Mauro Bastianini
Maddalena Bearzi
Rahel Beck
Marco Bregoli
Vera Bürgi
Mauro Caldana
Claudia Ciolfi
Viviana Ciolfi
Amy Clements
Bruno Cozzi
Philippa Dell
Mariana Ferreira Da Silveira
Tilen Genov
Olivier Gimenez
Eva Greene

Paolo Guidetti
Margarita Iatrou
Dagmar Knäbel
Sigrid Lüber
Sandro Mazzariol
Carlotta Mazzoldi
Fabienne McLellan
Chrisoula Papalexi
Konstantinos Papalexis
Randall R. Reeves
Melissa Riley
Elisabetta Maria Rossi
Valentina Rossi
Andrea Sacchi
Nicola Stoppelli
Simone Tenan
Vasilis D. Valavanis
Bernd Würsig
 
     
  College of Arbiters  
   
 

Lavinia Eddy, Presidente
Guido Benedetto
Valentina Rossi

 
     
     
  Our aim  
   
 

Dolphin Biology and Conservation aims to contribute to the conservation of nature and of the marine environment, particularly the wild fauna, through activities that increase understanding, appreciation and protection of biodiversity and our natural heritage.

 
     
  Our status  
   
 

Dolphin Biology and Conservation (DBC) is a not-for-profit organization registred as an Association of Social Promotion in the Region Friuli Venezia Giulia. DBC has a legal base in Cordenons (Pordenone, Italy) and a field station in Loreo (Rovigo, Italy). DBC's fiscal code is 91081040742.

 
   
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You can contact us by email (replace # with @):
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Mission
 

Produce and disseminate scientific knowledge relevant to the goal of making the oceans a healthy environment for cetaceans and other marine species.

Build capacity and raise awareness to protect biodiversity, encourage appreciation and compassion for animals, and envisage solutions to achieve a sustainable and respectful co-existence.

 
Vision
 

We uphold the possibility of slowing down, stopping or reversing the damage caused by human activities to the natural world.

We long for a society in which people embrace their responsibility to preserve wildlife and protect the environment we all share.

 
Guiding values
 

We hold true to the vision that science must be inspired by ethical values and channelled by wisdom. We believe that science—rather than as an end—should be intended primarily as a tool to make human activities more sustainable and just, creating or restoring harmony within the natural world, and ultimately increasing joy of living and equality.

We value simplicity of life. We realise that our vision entails personal responsibility, as well as modifications in individual and collective behaviour. In this we commit to reduce our own consumptive patterns, use resources wisely, respect all living beings and the environment, and enhance our understanding of the cause-effect relationships leading to environmental degradation and loss of biodiversity, as well as suffering and social disruption.

We refrain from harming life as a way of studying it.

We value diversity in our staff. We recognise that our mission is best advanced by the contributions of individuals of diverse background, belief, culture and nationality.

We value sincerity, honest communication, healthy expression of disagreement and openness to divergent views. Our collaborators will be expected to work together in a framework of trust.

We embrace the precautionary approach as a guiding principle. We commit to using the best available science, a creative spirit and a non-confrontational attitude to devise innovative solutions to nature conservation problems, at scales that matter and in ways that will endure.