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New marine conservation project in Central Med

Marine Conservation Project launched in Southern Italy  The launch of a new cetacean species and marine environmental protection project promoted by the Calabria region, in Italy, sees the involvement of the conservation biologist, Adriana Vella, PhD (Cambridge), academic at the University of Malta and founder of the NGO BICREF (Malta), who is also an experienced […]

BICREF Biodiversity Awareness Campaign

BICREF has sustained its annual monitoring and research projects this year as it celebrates its 20th Year Anniversary since its foundation in 1998!   For this purpose it is also producing short awareness campaign videos with the youthful contribution of its enthusiastic interns and volunteers. The first one focusing on marine biodiversity conservation may be seen […]

Conservation Research and Monitoring of Bats

Joining Conservation Research and Monitoring of Bats in Malta Kinga Czutor & Reka Rehak BICREF ngo volunteers – Summer 2018 Coming from Hungary right in the centre of Europe, it was a pleasure to have the opportunity to undertake a summer internship as volunteers with the ngo BICREF (Biological Conservation Research Foundation) on the islands […]

Collaboration between BICREF and CBRG-UM

Conservation biology research undertaken by the Conservation Biology Research Group at the University of Malta has the support of BICREF ngo volunteers. Various dedicated BICREF members and interns that come from various part of the world come over to work in conservation of Maltese biodiversity.  With so many conservation challenges faced by these small densely […]

Support for BICREF’s Dolphin & Whale Research Project

The Biological Conservation Research Foundation (BICREF) has been undertaking and assisting the Maltese Cetacean and Turtle Field Research Project that has been running since 1997 and led by the conservation biologist Adriana Vella, PhD (Cambridge). This long-term conservation research project has been supported by various entities that believe in Marine Conservation.  Cetaceans are flagship species […]

BICREF joins forces with Blue Ocean Watch

BICREF joins forces with Blue Ocean Watch toward Marine Conservation and Awareness Campaigns through out the world. As The Biological Conservation Research Foundation (BICREF) ngo has been at the fore in upgrading scientific research efforts for conservation in the Central Mediterranean and collaborates with other ngos and institutions to increase such efforts to regional and […]

Safeguarding Dolphins and Whales at Mediterranean level

The University of Malta’s Conservation Biology Research Group (CBRG-UM) in collaboration with the nature conservation ngo BICREF has been undertaking marine conservation research for over 20 years. Among the various collaborative research projects, the one on marine mammals (dolphins and whales, collectively referred to as cetaceans) has assessed the status of these species in Maltese […]

Freshwater alien species: urgent conservation action needed

Conservation monitoring and research is essential for timely action to prevent further damage and deterioration of fragile habitats, including Maltese freshwater habitats.   BICREF volunteers contribute toward monitoring efforts to assist ongoing scientific conservation projects.  The Conservation Biology Research Group of the University of Malta is among the longest established scientific research group in Malta […]