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VOLUNTEERING WITH THE BDRI

To all marine mammal enthusiasts!

Welcome to the Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute (BDRI), on the North-Western coast of Galicia, Spain! We invite you to join our ongoing study of the behaviour, communication, habitat use and social lives of the amazing bottlenose dolphins. This project offers an insight in the work that our centre is carrying out, about bottlenose dolphin research in general, it gives you hands-on experience in both laboratory and field work, you have the opportunity to work with interested people from all over the world, but most important of all – you will contribute to the bottlenose dolphin conservation. This will be done alongside one of the leading scientists and at one of the most important centres for bottlenose dolphin research. In the pages that follow, you will find some background on the work that my group and I are planning, along with information on how you will be part of it.

An opportunity is open for everyone over the age of 18 years to:

- gain an insight in the lives of  bottlenose dolphins,
- the work that our centre is carrying out and about dolphin research in general,
- get some hands-on experience in both laboratory and field work,
- meet and work with interested people from all over the world,
- and most important of all –contrribute to the bottlenose dolphin conservation.

The BDRI’s main work is to contribute to bottlenose dolphin conservation through research. Our research is published in scientific journals which is the basis for all the information that we have about bottlenose dolphins today. Hence, knowledge is directly connected to protection and conservation. How can we help something we do not understand? In order to spread this information, the BDRI has understood the importance of public awareness.
                                               
This is where you will play a big part.

You will be one of the important people who will leave this centre with a real perspective of bottlenose dolphins and the ability to spread the knowledge about these very often misunderstood animals.

To volunteer at the BDRI requires a minimum of 6 days commitment, and - weather permitting - we will be out on the water at least during 4 days per week.

For more information
Download the complete information package and application form bellow:

 

Information packApplication form

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Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI
O Grove, Pontevedra (Galicia, Spain).
Tel. +34 605 521441

Email info@thebdri.com

The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute is a marine science centre for Research, Education and training in cetaceans’ ecology and behaviour. Students and volunteers can participate in hands-on research on wild bottlenose dolphins and other cetaceans along the north-western coast of Iberian Peninsula (Galicia, Spain). The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute offers through the Internship, Volunteer and Field research Course programs hands-on experience in marine mammal research, boat based field work, intensive training and mentoring in marine ecology. It is a great opportunity for interested individuals to go abroad and participate in the BDRI programs during their gap year or to learn about cetacean’s ecology and behaviour during the holidays. The education and training programs will all take part on the north-western coast of the Iberian Peninsula (Galicia, Spain), a true marine biologist’s paradise. Any reproduction of the photographs, art, or other contents is prohibited without written permission.

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