Research camps (2016)

  WEEK                                                         DATE

FWLC1                                                    23-29 March

FWLC2                                                    20-26 April

FWLC3                                                    27 April-3 May

FWLC4                                                    11-17 May

FWLC5                                                    25-31 May

FWLC6                                                    01-07 June

FWLC7                                                    08-14 June

FWLC8                                                    15-21 June

FWLC9                                                    22-28 Giugno

FWLC10                                                  29 June-05 July

FWLC11                                                  06-12 July

FWLC12                                                  13-19 July

FWLC13                                                  20-26 July

FWLC14                                                  27 July-02 August

FWLC15                                                  03-09 August

FWLC16                                                  17-23 August

FWLC17                                                  24-30 August

FWLC18                                                  31 Augusto-06 September

FWLC19                                                  07-13 September

FWLC20                                                  14-20 September

Become a volunteer for dolphins and sea turtles in the Aeolian Archipelago (Italy)!  You can spend an enthusiastic week living in a typical Aeolian house in the wonderful Island of Filicudi. During the research weeks the volunteers will be involved in making daily boat excursions for monitoring cetaceans and sea turtles and assisting the research personnel to collect data. As regards the cetaceans the research activities are mainly focused on the population of common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) and  striped dolphin (Stenella coeruleoalba), but in some periods of the year it is possible to sight fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) and sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). The monitoring sessions will be also dedicated to identifying and mapping the foraging areas for the loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta and to rescue individuals with different problems, such as longlines ingestion or boat collision. As a volunteer you will also participate at the first aid and care of the sea turtles in the Rescue Centre of Filicudi and consequently to the release of turtles at sea.