Our mission

The Snubfin Dolphin Conservation Project mission is:

‘to contribute to the conservation of inshore dolphins (particularly snubfin dolphins), associated marine megafauna and their habitats, through innovative research and community conscious conservation projects’

Our history

The Snubfin Dolphin Conservation Project was established in November 2017, to contribute to research and conservation of inshore dolphins, associated megafauna (i.e. dugongs, dolphins, whales and turtles) and their habitats.

All projects are undertaken in collaboration with Traditional Owners, Indigenous ranger groups, local scientists, and the community, whenever possible.

The Snubfin Dolphin Conservation Project is a registered charity in Australia:

  • Incorporated in Tasmania on 6 November 2017 (Incorporation
    Number IA12157), and
  • Registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (Charity ABN 41910020159) on 11 November 2017.

The Founding Director of the Snubfin Dolphin Conservation Project, Dr. Isabel Beasley, has been involved in marine mammal research and conservation projects since 1996, with a particular focus of riverine and coastal dolphins.

Our priorities


Learn more about our
research objectives



Learn more about how we increase community awareness


Capacity Building

Learn more about our
capacity building efforts


By-catch Mitigation and Habitat Protection

Learn more about our work protecting and cleaning up dolphin habitat


Project collaborators