These Dolphins Need our Help!
With only two known resident populations in Victoria (Port Phillip Bay and the Gippsland Lakes) the Burrunan listed as ‘Critically endangered’ under Victoria’s Flora and Fauna Guarantee Act.
MMF’s Project Burrunan is the only research program of its kind in Victoria. With a special focus on the newly described dolphin species, this research aims to protect and conserve this charismatic and endemic dolphin for future generations to enjoy.
The specific aim of this project is to investigate the biology, population size and structure, and threatening process impacting the endangered Burrunan dolphin. With only 120 Burrunan resident to Victorias Port Phillip Bay and 65 resident to the Gippsland Lakes, the need to better understand these populations and the wider species is crucial. These populations have significant conservation concern due to their low levels of genetic diversity, close proximity to urban, agricultural and residential settings, and high exposure to various anthropogenic threats.
We are donating to the Marine Mammal Foundation with the sale of every piece from the Take a Breath Collection.
These beautiful creatures are unique to Port Philip Bay and the Gippsland Lakes in Victoria, and could become extinct without the research and support from Marine Mammal Foundation
MMF’S VISION IS TO BE A LEADING AUSTRALIAN MARINE MAMMAL CONSERVATION ORGANISATION, PROTECTING THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT THROUGH RESEARCH, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND EDUCATION.
To find out how you can help had to Marine Mammal Foundation.
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