Biological Conservation Research Foundation
Protection of marine life, Conservation of marine and coastal diversity
BICREF’s mission is to ‘Promote Conservation Research, Monitoring and Action; Increase local awareness of the uses and needs of Biodiversity; Bring to the fore issues related to local habitat degradation and species vulnerability; Encourage public collaboration toward a better natural environment for our children and beyond; Assist in the management of natural environments for Conservation.
Prof. A. Vella founded The Biological Conservation Research Foundation (BICREF) in 1998 in order to allow [members of the public] to assist in different conservation research projects as members of a non-government and non-profit organisation. This NGO has grown to be reputed, as serious and professional in its work, independent in its operations with the exclusive aim of promoting the conservation of Maltese and Mediterranean wildlife and natural environment.’