Gower Marine Mammals Project

 

The Gower Marine Mammal Project was founded in April 1999, with grant aid from the Sustainable Swansea Initiative, to support and extend the work of volunteer cetacean watchers who had been actively logging harbour porpoise activity in South Wales since the mid 1990ís.

Our activities centre around public education, both formal and informal, including visits to schools/special interest groups and events such as boat and shore-based wildlife spotting trips.  In addition, we support research, particularly involving volunteer effort.

The project is particularly concerned with the status of the harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena).  Beginning in November 2002, we will be co-ordinating the South Wales Porpoise Project, an exciting new initiative to increase our knowledge of this Biodiversity Action Plan priority species: how many use our coasts, where and when do they feed, how far do they travel, do they breed here?

Membership is open and free to all.  Anyone who completes a "sightings" form, participates in an organised activity (boat or shore-based watch) or asks to be added to the mailing-list, becomes a member.

Sightings forms, results of surveys and accounts will shortly be available on this site.  In the meantime, we are happy to answer enquiries.  If you'd like to be added to our members list, please fill in a contact form.

 

Shore-based surveying effort

 

The GMMP Constitution (95Kb)

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