Discovering the night life of bats in Malta

  Awareness news clip by Celine Champagne – BICREF ecovolunteer 2016 As an environmental engineering student in Belgium, my study program gave me the opportunity to take an internship with the Biological Conservation Research Foundation, BICREF, in Malta.  This non-profit organization gave me the amazing chance to discover what wildlife conservation is all about and […]

1st International Common Dolphin Workshop in the Mediterranean

Participants at the 1st International Common Dolphin Workshop Spotlight on an endangered Mediterranean cetacean population The dolphin species Delphinus delphis was well distributed throughout the Mediterranean basin and was considered the most abundant cetacean species many years back, thus is referred to the Common Dolphin. However, in the last decade its abundance has been reported to be […]

Discoveries in Marine Biodiversity

An Indo-pacific Marine Flatworm Species in Maltese Waters: first scientific report of this species for the Mediterranean Sea The Conservation Biology Research Group, University of Malta (CBRG-UoM), led by Adriana Vella, Ph.D. (Cambridge), has been undertaking coastal and offshore marine biodiversity research for two decades and has been involved in setting up the Malta National […]

Successful European Marine Science Conference held in Malta

BICREF organises Conference in Malta to promote International Scientific Research Efforts to Upgrade Maritime developments toward Marine Conservation The Minister for Transport and Infrastructure, Hon. Joe Mizzi gave a valid and relevant opening address at the European Cetacean Society Conference held recently in Malta for the first time. This speech was followed by addresses from […]

Discovering and Conserving our Sea Life

23rd of December 07 The Biological conservation research foundation (BICREF) is very active in marine and coastal biodiversity surveys and SCUBA divers, snorkeling and sailing enthusiasts assist in its long-term marine biodiversity data collection. Biodiversity research is fundamental to BICREF as it believes many of the uncontrolled local developments and activities with negative environmental impacts […]