Our mission

The conservation of cetaceans and their habitat involves the management of human activities in the marine environment as well as decision-making by the competent administrations. This research group has a large experience in the field of conservation biology, a multidisciplinary discipline that combines research, conservation and management of biodiversity.

SECAC’s investigations aim to know the basic population parameters of these species in order to apply them for the right management and conservation of the species thanks to competent administrations. Scientific knowledge is an important factor in this process and SECAC has been doing science for almost three decades through different projects and developing methodologies to research and conserve cetaceans in the Canary Islands. These investigations are reflected in the publications made and those in the preparation phase. For SECAC the dissemination of this knowledge to the public is essential through Citizen Science projects, talks, articles, exhibitions, and participation in national and international forums.

SECAC has the corresponding administrative authorization from the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge to carry out these studies as established by Royal Decree 1727/2007, of December 21 (Ref: SGPM / DBM / AUTSPP / 16/2020). In our research we abide by the ethical standards promoted by the ethical committee of the Society for Marine Mammalogy.