Alghero, Sardinia, Italy
Marine research, Marine conservation awareness and education, Cetaceans, Dolphins, Ecotourism
An environmental research and conservation organization, MareTerra studies the natural life around Sardinia. This includes monitoring populations (in particular dolphins) to assess the impact of human activity on their conservation status. Most of their present research and monitoring programs are carried out between the northernmost point of the island and the southern coast of the small town of Bosa. 'Part of this area is protected by national and international laws for its remarkable naturalistic and geological relevance'. Education and guiding eco-tourism within the area is an important part of their mission.