Report of the IUCN/UNEP Burmeister's Porpoise Project (1986)


(…) During August and September 1986 a cooperative research effort was organized between a consultant of the IUCN/UNEP Burmeister’s Porpoise Project (KVW) and the head of the marine mammal and seabird group (CGC) of the “Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanologicas” at the University of Antofagasta. All efforts were concentrated to gather information on the distribution and status of the Burmeister’s Porpoise in northern Chile through surveys by land and sea, beach combings, interviews, review of published material, etc. Parallel to the main objective a large amount of distributional data on other cetaceans as well as on the South-American Sea Lion was collected. (…)