Cetacea Foudation onlus, is a non-profit organization, founded in 1988 in Riccione (RN) with a commitment to protect the marine ecosystem, especially the Adriatic sea, through activities of education and conservation. It uses the valuable contribution of volunteers: biologists, veterinarians, scientists and enthusiastic people. It is active in the rescue of animals in need, especially sea turtles and cetaceans. Since 1994, the Foundation operates a Rescue Centre for Marine Turtles of the Adriatic, one of the most important and active in Italy. The Centre is recognized as a regional center of Care and Rehabilitation for Sea Turtles for the Emilia Romagna and Marche regions, as indicated by the Ministry of Environment National Action Plan and about cetaceans rescue, CF has groups of first aid for dolphins stranded alive. The Cetacea Foundation conducts didactic and educational activities for students and collaborates with public institutions, national and European, and associations in projects concerning education for sustainable living, respect and preservation of the marine environment. Moreover, in association with institutes and universities, the Cetacea Foundation has carried out research mainly on large marine vertebrates (cetaceans, turtles and sharks). In addition, CF manages of database on stranded sea turtles and cetaceans for Emilia Romagna and Marche.