We are very lucky to be able to work in one of the whale and dolphin richest waters on the earth. This area urgently needs protection from excessive use or exploitation.

The purpose of the non-profit association is the promotion of environmental conservation, science and education, especially the protection of the cetaceans (whales and dolphins) and their marine habitats as well as cetacean research off La Gomera (Canary Islands). The award–winning project M.E.E.R. La Gomera started in 1997. In 1998, the association itself was founded. With our work we want to contribute to the public awareness about the need for conservation of the oceans and its inhabitants, as well as fostering behavioural changes in humans so as to achieve better protection of the seas.

Our central missions are…

· Research on dolphins and whales off La Gomera and humans impacts on them
· Development of conservation concepts as a basis for action for decision makers
· Raising public awareness of the threats of marine mammals
· Development of strategies for effective marine conservation

Marine Mammal Science Podcast (Society for Marine Mammalogy) episode with M.E.E.R.

Dr. Ashley Scarlett has a wide-ranging discussion with Fabian Ritter from the history of whale watching in La Gomera, to the organization M.E.E.R. Their discussion covers topics on sustainable whale-watching, ship strikes, and the International Whaling Commission.

M.E.E.R. e.V. is, according to the decision of the district court Berlin Charlottenburg of 22.10.1998, registered in the register of associations under the number 18491 Nz.
According to the last notice of exemption of 29.10.2018 from the tax office for corporations I, Berlin, the association is recognized as serving non-profit purposes.

Donations and subsidies are fully tax deductible in Germany.

Tax Number: 27/672/54225
– Tax Office for Corporations I Berlin –

M.E.E.R. e.V. is registered in the EU transparency register: “The transparency register was set up with the aim of providing answers to key questions such as: Which interests are being pursued? Who is pursuing these interests? What financial resources are available to these people? The system is jointly managed by the European Parliament and the European Commission”.

All information about M.E.E.R. e.V. is available here.