|Town/Region||Melinka, Guaitecas Archipelago|
|Continent||Central and Latin America|
|Date||11 Sep 2003|
The overall aim of this project is the conservation of Chilean and Peale’s dolphins through research and environmental education in local communities. This will be the first step towards a greater programme of marine conservation considering these dolphins as flagship species. Habitat selection of dolphins will be studied for the identification of important and critical areas.
A model of habitat selection and movement patterns at a spatio-temporal scale will be designed identifying core areas and home range size. Data will also be used as a baseline for recommendations in the establishment of future marine protected areas and reduce environmental threats on coastal ecosystems.
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