GDEGeM Bottlenose dolphin management in French Mediterranean Sea

Groupement d'Intérêt Scientifique pour les Mammifères Marins de Méditerranée et leur environnement (GIS3M) Group of Scientistifc interest for Mediterranean Marine Mammals

Project type : Research
Subtype : - Comprehensive cetacean distribution and estimate

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The GDEGeM project, 2013-2015, aims to improve the conservation of the bottlenose dolphin in the North-Western Mediterranean basin. - Improving the knowledge on the population (through photo-identification, genetic analyses and passive acoustic monitoring); - Providing technical support to MPA’s managers for monitoring the species and implementing conservation measures; - Strenghtening the MPA’s network to provide a global regional management tool. Project main outputs available on www.gdegem.org - 5 scientific reports - A practical guide for MPA staff: "Methods and tools for bottlenose dolphin's management in French Mediterranean MPAs". - Standard protocols for opportunistic or scientific data collect - International Workshop "Bottlenose dolphin conservation in Monitoring in the north-western Mediterranean Sea", Marseille, December 1 & 2, 2015
  • Country : FRANCE
  • Institution involved :BREACH, CEFE/CNRS, CARI, EcoOcéan Institut, Foundation Aquario di Genoa, GECEM, Parc national de Port-Cros, Parc naturel régional de Corse, SOMME, Souffleurs d'Ecume
  • Contact: Labach Hélène
  • Keywords: Bottlenose dolphin, MPAs, monitoring, photo-identification, French Mediterranean Sea
  • Budget in: 898018
  • Source of funding and cofunding: MAVA Foundation, Agence des Ares Marines Protégées, Pelagos France, Partners contributions
  • Project status: ACHIEVED
  • Starting Year: 2013
  • End Year: 2015
  • Med - Western Basin: North West of the Basin
  • Bottlenose Dolphin, tuyiin
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