Research projects

For a number of years Filicudi WildLife Conservation has been involved in research applied to the protection of cetaceans and sea turtles in the Aeolian Archipelago. Since 2004 research projects have been set up in cooperation with public and private bodies and many Italian universities.

The activities regarding cetaceans are mainly focussed on two species of dolphins which are more frequently  present along the Aeolian coast: the common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus, Montagu, 1821) and the striped dolphin (Stenella Coeruleoalba, Meyen 1833). These species which are more commonly present in the study zone (about 400 sq.Km.) of the marine area between the islands of Filicudi, Alicudi and Salina can meet with various threats of an anthropical nature.  The Filicudi WildLife Conservation association also coordinates a protection project on common loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta (Linnaeus, 175).

Projects on cetaceans

These projects are carried out in cooperation with the University of Rome La Sapienza and the National Institute of Health.

Projects on the loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta)

These projects are carried out in cooperation with the University of Newcastle (UK), the University of Rome La Sapienza, the University of Rome Tor vergata, and the National Institute of Health.