Regulatory News

On its 25th anniversary, the Long-beaked Dolphin Project, which works to preserve the species in the archipelago natural sanctuary of Fernando de Noronha located in northeastern Brazil, presented an overview of its activities. Although tourism has grown tenfold in the period, the number of dolphins who visit the island coasts remains pretty much the same since 1990: 310 animals.

Researchers participating in the project discovered the existence of a population of long-beaked dolphins with unique genetic patterns. Over the 25 years, 500 students from the in the archipelago have participated in environmental education. In addition, the project has formed guided tours for visitors to the National Marine Park of Fernando de Noronha.

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