Protecting our Precious Marine Life

Through steady action, we will ensure a bright future for our dolphins, whales and their environment.

We stand proud, working with Victorians since 1991 to build a unique community of scientists, educators, students, interns, volunteers, businesses and donors. Together, we are part of something larger and extraordinary. With our combined efforts, we can provide a healthy future for Victoria’s unique marine life.

Protecting marine mammals needs real impact in four areas

DOLPHINS AND WHALES – knowledge for wildlife management.

THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT – coastal pollution and resilience to climate change.

THE COMMUNITY – foster citizen science, leadership and behaviour change.

DRI – build capacity and sustainability to drive long-term programs.

What we do

Our programs areas work together to achieve impact.

Research

for conservation
Providing information about the health, trends and concerns for dolphins and whales in our region.

Education

for future generations.
Building an informed and caring community of champions for Victoria’s marine treasures.

Leadership

is our compass.
Ensuring our programs achieve impact and develops future leaders through our i sea, i care and intern programs.

How can you help?

When you support DRI, you help to protect some of the world’s most loved creatures and their environment.

Adopt-A-Dolphin

Adopting a dolphin is one of the most special ways you can help protect Victoria’s most loved creatures and their marine environment.

Commit to Dolphin Distancing

Make your commitment to set an example by respecting dolphins while you are on the water.

Report Sightings

Report sightings of dolphins and whales and become a citizen scientist.

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ST JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH PRIMARY SUSTAINABILITY EXPO 2022

28/06/2022
The Education Team felt privileged to be invited to the 2022 Sustainability Expo at St…
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PADUA COLLEGE STUDENTS GETTING THEIR SCIENCE ON!

27/06/2022
We had a fantastic day for our Term 2 session Year 9 students from Padua…
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VICTORIAN HUMPBACK WHALE FLUKE IDENTIFICATION CATALOGUE

24/06/2022
This document is the first and only identification catalogue for humpback whales in Victorian Waters…
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WORLD ENVIRONMENT WEEK 2022 DAILY ICHAT: 4

20/06/2022
With our new name The I SEA I CARE Marine Ambassadors for the Great Southern…
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WORLD ENVIRONMENT WEEK 2022 DAILY ICHAT: 3

20/06/2022
For our third presentation, we were thrilled to have Fam Charko who is a Marine…
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WORLD ENVIRONMENT WEEK 2022 DAILY ICHAT: 2

20/06/2022
For our second ICHAT, we discussed two species of high significance to our local bays,…

If we can find the right way to teach people about wildlife, they will be touched.

With your support, we will build a strong community focused on achieving a healthy future for Victoria’s dolphins and whales and their environment.

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It's time to make nature our priority. Let's change the world together.

Every little bit helps the greater good of the world.

We have a long track record of wide-reaching effects.