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May 2019

International Day of the Baltic Harbour Porpoise

May 19

In 2002, the Agreement on the Conservation of Small Cetaceans in the Baltic, North East Atlantic, Irish and North Seas (UNEP/ASCOBANS) declared the third Sunday in May of each year as the “International Day of the Baltic Harbour Porpoise” (IDBHP) in order to raise awareness of the critical situation for populations of the Harbour Porpoise (Phocoena phocoena): the only species of cetacean native to the Baltic Sea. Several studies have recently confirmed that only few of these animals can still…

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July 2019

International Save the Vaquita Day

July 6

What is International Save the Vaquita Day? International Save the Vaquita Day is intended to be an annual event similar to Earth Day, but with a specific focus on raising awareness and appreciation of the world’s most endangered marine mammal, the vaquita (Phocoena sinus). Events around the globe direct the attention of people to the plight of this tiny porpoise species, and what needs to be done to save it from extinction. There are booths, games, music, free prizes, educational…

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November 2019

27th Annual B.C. Marine Mammal Symposium

November 23 @ 9:30 am - 9:30 pm
University of British Columbia, Aquatic Ecosystem Research Laboratory, 2202 Main Mall
Vancouver,British ColumbiaV6T 1Z4Canada
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Join the University of British Columbia's Aquatic Ecosystem Research Laboratory for presentations as well as discussion on issues that concern us all. This meeting is open to students, researchers, educators, businesses and others involved with marine mammals. Anyone in one or more of these categories is welcome to attend. The event will also be broadcast live on YouTube.

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