RSDP at the International Whaling Commission

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) is the global intergovernmental body charged with the conservation of whales and the management of whaling.

The 2014 annual meeting of the IWC Scientific Committee is currently taking place in Slovenia and Dr. Giuseppe Notarbartolo di Sciara and Marina are there to present the information available on cetaceans of the Red Sea, and in particular the results of our Red Sea Dolphin Project.

This is a great opportunity to share information with internationally renowned experts on cetacean conservation and discuss how to turn scientific evidences into effective species protection.

As you know, in the past three years we have been sailing the Southern Egyptian Red Sea to investigate species presence, distribution and abundance in the region. It has been a very challenging survey, full of adventures, discoveries, surprises and a great bunch of friends, assistants, supporters, advisors.

Findings set robust bases for the formulation of conservation strategies as well as advanced research projects.

There is still a lot to do to ensure safe waters for cetacean and the RSDP 2014 summer season is about to start !!

I am in Egypt and Amina is joining me in a few days.

We will work in the area of Marsa Alam to better understand spinner dolphin population dynamics and responses to tourism pressures, promote educational activities and capacity building, and engage the communities in the protection of Red Sea dolphins.

For the first time, our project is open to donations so, if you wish to help and support, please do so by making a donation and sharing the call. A digital copy of one of our best shots, a donation certificate and a postcard in return!

All information about the activities and the donation process on the dedicated page “Donate now!” we have just published on the blog.

For more info, do not hesitate to email me at

Thank you!!


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