The goal of the cetacean (whale and dolphin) conservation project in Central America is to carry out scientific research to conserve cetaceans. Generating knowledge about endangered species helps to assess the problems faced by species and once these problems are identified we can put management measures in place. Not only do we do science but also awareness of local communities. This is why the project has an educational program with children from Central American communities as well as fishermen and tour operators offering cetacean observation trips. In 2016, we initiated our first cetacean conservation project in Nicaragua.