16 February 2009

First meeting of the Cetacean Alliance

The Steering Group of the Cetacean Alliance (which includes Tethys President Giovanni Bearzi and Tethys Honorary President Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara) gathered in Milan to discuss a thick agenda of cetacean conservation issues.

On the second day of the meeting, the group was joined by Vangelis Paravas, President of MOm (Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal) and Giorgos Paximadis, Marine Officer of WWF Greece. The group discussed future activities related to the "Kalamos Call", an urgent call for the conservation of one of the last strongholds of Mediterranean common dolphins, as well as general strategies for the conservation of cetaceans in Greece.

The meeting was extremely productive and it confirmed that joining forces for a common cause - based on ongoing and fruitful collaboration - is a great way of getting things accomplished.

Giovanni Bearzi

Cetacean Alliance aims to develop synergies and create opportunities for collaboration among individuals and organizations determined to protect cetacean populations living in the Mediterranean Sea. The alliance includes research and conservation NGOs with bases in Austria, Croatia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and the U.K, representing a collective membership of over 100,000 supporters.

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