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The Blue World Institute of Marine Research and Conservation through its three programmes - scientific, education and conservation - carries out several projects aimed at recording data about the life of endangered marine organisms. Research focuses on large marine vertebrates with an aim to contribute to the protection and conservation of the marine environment through public awareness and education. Through this we try to support sustainable development of local, insular communities through cooperation and an interdisciplinary approach to conservation.

Blue World Institute operates on several locations on Lošinj Island and Vis Island.

Our projects are:

The Adriatic Dolphin Project, with field stations on the islands of Lošinj and Vis

The aim of this project is research of population ecology, genetics, acoustics and habitats of bottlenose dolphins and other Cetacean species of the Adriatic and conservation biology and their population and habitat modelling. ADP, since its start, has been one of the examples of best practice of successful integration of scientific research with practical conservation of one endangered species and its habitat

The Lošinj Marine Education Centre, Veli Lošinj

In 2003 Blue World opened the first marine education centre on the eastern Adriatic coast. In the centre there are permanent and temporary exhibitions and interactive multimedia presentations. In addition the centre hosts workshops and lectures for the education of visitors and different interest and age groups. The programme is being continuously updated and changed, and has been approved by Croatian Education and Teacher Training Agency

The Cres-Lošinj Marine Protected Area

The most significant project of the conservation programme has been the involvement of Blue World in the development of the Cres-Lošinj MPA, the first such area for dolphins in the entire Mediterranean. Blue World supports permanent protection of this area through support of the process of transparent public participation and establishment for the local protected area management institution.

The Adriatic Marine Turtle Project

Research on the biology and ecology of marine turtles in the Adriatic sea in cooperation with Croatian Natural History Museum from Zagreb. This includes tagging and satellite tracking and rehabilitation of injured animals. This project also works closely with the Pula Aquarium.


 

National Foundation for Civil Society Development

Blue World is beneficiary of Institutional support of National Foundation for Civil Society Development

 

Our sponsors and donators:

PZ Autothe general importer of the Volkswagen into Croatia, and Blue World have signed a new four year sponsorship contract from November 2008. PZ Auto has provided two vehicles - A VW Sharan and a VW Caddy Life Maxi. PZ Auto our most important long-term sponsor. Thank You! More on the pages of PZ Auto

Blue World is partner to:

Plavi svijet je partner Sporazuma o zaštiti kitova Sredozemnog mora, Crnog mora i susjednog Atlantskog područja   Plavi svijet je partner Godine dupina  Plavi svijet je partner Godine dupina koju je proglasila Konvencija o mnigratornim vrstama  Plavi svijet je članica Cetacean Alliance  Plavi svijet je partner UNESCOvog programa SEMEP