Who we are
The Association Delfini del Ponente APS was created in February 2020 by a team of 7 passionate, early-career guys with strong interests in the sea and its inhabitants.
Even though coming from different backgrounds and having different areas of expertise, this group has the common goal to protect Western Liguria’s biodiversity. Another important aim of the team is to spread knowledge about it to every citizen, especially to the most disadvantaged, so that they can enjoy and learn about our natural beauties.
Monitoring cetaceans and other marine wildlife in the Western Ligurian Sea is our main activity.
Most of our attention is focused on the bottlenose dolphin, a species that lives in coastal shallow waters. We study their distribution and interactions with human activities in order to identify the presence of potential key areas for the species and assess its status.
We also offer educational activities to spread an environmental culture based on respect and protection of the marine ecosystem. We are devoted to raising awareness among all generations of people, to increase their interest in scientific research, the marine environment and all its inhabitants.
EMILIO LEPRE (Founder-Informatic)
ELISA ALLIONE (Founder- Marine Biologist)
CARLO ASCHERI (Member – project’s Skipper)
DANIELA CASAGRANDE (Project’s Skipper)
FRANCESCA SALVIOLI (Member – Marine Biologist)
SELENA MARVALDI (Member and Web Manager)
ANDREA CAROLINA PEDRAZZINI (Member – Intern coordinator 2022)
FRANCESCA BATTAGLIA (Member – Intern coordinator 2022)