Montenegro Dolphin Research

MDR

Stari grad, br 375, 85339, Kotor, Montenegro

Region Active

Europe

Non-profit, Research

2016

Activity

Dolphins, Marine research, Citizen science

Description

In 2016, DMAD - Marine Mammals Research Association initiated a conservation effort called Montenegro Dolphin Research in order to highlight the necessity of transboundary cetacean conservation between Montenegro and its neighbouring countries. MDR undertakes a year-round survey effort in the coastal waters of Montenegro to collect knowledge on distribution patterns and encounter rates of the bottlenose and striped dolphins. The research also targets photo identification in order to define the residency patterns in Montenegro. MDR aims to encourage community development through the active involvement of a wide range of stakeholders from fishermen to early career researchers and volunteers, with the aim of engaging the public in conservation, and to understand the benefit of environmental cooperation.