ConserBio is an initiative that supports nature conservation and environmental awareness through scientific research and outreach education.

Current Projects & Collaborations:

Below you can listen to the sounds made by whales and dolphins as collected by the Garden Route research hydrophones:

Lead institutions: SA Department of Environmental Affairs (Branch Oceans & Coasts) and Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (Zoology Department).  Collaborating organizations: Bateleurs; Cape Nature; Centre for Dolphin Studies; DenRon; Enrico’s Fishing Charters; Garden Route Gliding; Ocean Odyssey; Offshore Adventures; ORCA; Pro Dive Plettenberg Bay; and South African National Parks Sponsorship: ORCA Foundation; Rufford Foundation; and the Society for Marine Mammology.


Elena Vargas Fonseca Lic.
ConserBio Co-director, Costa Rica

O Alejandra Vargas Fonseca DVM, MSc
ConserBio Co-director, South Africa