Give your contribution to help cetaceans

Dolphins and whales in the Mediterranean are increasingly in danger, exposed to threats ranging from habitat degradation to scarcity of prey caused by overfishing, to underwater noise. Loved by all in television documentaries, cetaceans – especially those living in the Mediterranean – are indeed poorly known, rarely studied, and even less protected.

Who takes care of them?

Among the various Italian Institutes that care about these marine mammals, and are fighting for their protection, stands the Tethys Research Institute. Founded in 1986, the Institute is composed of biologists and naturalists who in the course of decades of activities have made an extraordinary contribution to the knowledge and conservation of whales and dolphins.

Over thirty years of hard and passionate work allowed Tethys to move the general public’s attention towards the Mediterranean cetaceans, and to better understand how to mitigate the pressures that threaten these wonderful animals.

All this effort has very high costs and you too can support the work of Tethys with a donation. Your contribution will help researchers to continue their work, and will contribute to the conservation of cetacean populations of the Mediterranean Sea. There are various ways to help Tethys, from a simple contribution to the participation in one of our research projects.

How you can help


Support the Tethys Research Institute with a charitable donation. Your gift will help our research towards dolphins and whales conservation in the Mediterranean.

Donations to the Tethys Research Institute can be deducted from your tax declaration

Join Us

Participating in a field expedition is the most exciting way to contribute to marine mammals’ conservation.

Meet whales and dolphins not just by whale watching, but by helping researchers at sea.

5 x 1000

For people who declare taxes in Italy a easy and costless way to support our work is by the 5×1000 in the tax declaration module.

Donate your 5 x 1000 to Tethys