Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation
Welcome to the website of the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation. The SDWF has been established to develop and provide educational awareness and conservation of the Shannon dolphins and other wildlife in the region
On this website you will find information on the bottlenose dolphins in the Shannon Estuary including their conservation management, ongoing research and monitoring and efforts to increase people's awareness of, and interest in, the Shannon dolphins which are a small, isolated and genetically discrete population
SHANNON DOLPHINS ON FACEBOOK
This May 2013 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Shannon Dolphin Project. A series of talks, guided walks and other events will be organised throughout the summer
The SDWF offices can be found in the Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Centre in Kilrush, adjacent to Kilrush Creek Marina.
A range of interesting information and activities, including whale and dolphin skulls and skeletons and rubbing boards, goggle boxes and jigsaws can be found at the centre.
We endeavour to post any news or information of relevance to the Shannon dolphins on this site.
Research Assistants Required for 2014
The Shannon Dolphin and Wildlife Foundation (SDWF) is seeking research
assistants to conduct boat- and office-based bottlenose dolphin research
25 February 2014
SDWF write to Minister about pair trawling in the Shannon Estuary
The SDWF propose that no pelagic fishing should occur within the Lower River Shannon Special Area of Conservation.
12 January 2014
Shannon Dolphins on RTE Nationwide
RTE's Nationwide filmed a lovely piece on the Shannon dolphins this summer to celebrate 20 years of the Shannon Dolphin study.
12 October 2013
Soundwaves is an exciting new project to transmit dolphin vocalisations from the Shannon estuary in real time via the Vodafone network.
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Special thanks to Vodafone for their generous support.