Bicref, the Biological Conservation Research Foundation, is intensifying its support of the Maltese Cetacean Research and Awareness Project with the assistance of sponsors.

This year is the Year of the Dolphin according to the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and contiguous Atlantic area (ACCOBAMS).

One of the sponsors, the Melita Marine Group, has organised a gala night in aid of the foundation’s marine conservation work.

Since 1998, Bicref has assisted the long-term Cetacean Scientific Research Project of the Maltese Islands that was launched in 1996 by conservation biologist Adriana Vella.

Bicref has helped to promote awareness on the needs of various local species and their distribution in the central Mediterranean and around the Maltese islands.