BWI Media Archive

SEA TURTLE RESCUE CENTRE – Release of Veli

Veli, the last of three sea turtles that were admitted to the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre on Lošinj due to a strong storm earlier this year, was released into the sea today. We organized the return of this …

Read more

“Visitor Centre Blue Cave — Biševo” opens

Infrastructural works of the Blue Cave Visitor Centre project – Biševo are completed. The City of Komiža together with its project partners Public Institution More and Karst, the Blue World Institute and the Tourist Board of the City …

Read more

LIFE DELFI – Goletta dei delfini

As part of the activities of the LIFE DELFI project from 14th to 16th of August, we hosted representatives of partner organizations from Italy – Legambiente Onlus and the University of Siena, who arrived in Mali Lošinj harbor …

Read more

LIFE DELFI – Lowering Fishing Interactions

In collaboration with a local fisherman Aldo Lukšić, in the past month our team regularly took off to sea from a harbour in Sv. Martin, on the island of Lošinj, to take part in trawler fishing with the …

Read more

We hosted the RokOtok project on Lošinj

This summer, the Blue World Institute achieved a nice collaboration with the RokOtok association and project, which was designed by Domagoj Jakopović Ribafish, prof. geography, TV host and blogger in memory of his prematurely deceased son Rok. In …

Read more

30th Dolphin Day

The program of the jubilee 30th Dolphin Day, July 1, began in the morning with the sea turtle Saturn release into the sea. After a several-month stay in the Sea Turtle Recovery Centre run by the Blue World …

Read more

HATCH – new project has kicked-off

Blue World Institute is a partner in a new Interreg Italy-Croatia project: Hadriaticum Data Hub (HATCH). This project is capitalizing on results of the recently finished Interreg Italy-Croatia projects with the aim to harmonize chemical, physical, biological and …

Read more

World Sea Turtle Day 2022

We celebrated the World Sea Turtle Day by releasing recovered loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) Bura back in the nature. Bura is one of three sea turtles that were admitted to the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre on Lošinj …

Read more

World Turtle Day 2022

As part of the Adriatic Biodiversity Conservation Week of the Blue World Institute, we celebrated World Turtle Day, 23rd of May. On the beach Veli Žal in Mali Lošinj, a public release of the recovered sea turtle Malin …

Read more

Clean up action “The Sea Knows, the Island Remembers”

During the weekend of 9th and 10th of April 2022 the Blue World Institute and the Subseason Diving Center in collaboration with the Mali Lošinj Tourist Board, the City of Mali Lošinj and the Jadranka turizam company organized …

Read more

The BWI is now an accredited partner of the United Nations Environment Programme – Mediterranean Action Plan

We are pleased to announce that the BWI is now an accredited partner of the United Nations Environment Programme – Mediterranean Action Plan, following the endorsement of our application at the 22nd Meeting of the Contracting Parties to …

Read more

SEA TURTLE RESCUE CENTRE – Three sea turtles admitted

As a result of a strong NE wind that blew with a strength of over 30 knots in the previous days, three loggerhead sea turtles (Caretta caretta) were admitted to the Sea Turtle Rescue Centre on Lošinj yesterday. …

Read more

We received the prestigious Yellow Frame award in the Underwater Life category

We are proud and happy that we were awarded the prestigious YELLOW FRAME award for sustainable development, science, and education in the Underwater Life category! In 2021, the YELLOW FRAME is awarded for the third time in 17 …

Read more

SEA TURTLE RESCUE CENTRE – Release of Calimero

The last autumn days before the decrease in the sea temperature were used to return Calimero, a sea turtle, to the nature. Calimero is a subadult loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) with carapace length of 52 cm, which …

Read more

SEA TURTLE RESCUE CENTRE – Release of Apox the turtle

Another recovered sea turtle has left the sea turtle rescue centre in Mali Lošinj. This morning we gathered at the Veli žal beach to release Apox, a juvenile loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) found on January 12th this …

Read more

Testing of a new ecotourism experience in the Cres-Lošinj area (ecological network Natura 2000 of Croatia) within the Interreg Mediterranean DestiMED PLUS project

At the end of September, the tourism and environmental protection experts tested a new ecotourism experience in the Cres-Lošinj area, an area important for the conservation of bottlenose dolphins and which is part of the ecological network Natura …

Read more