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Facebook Live – Building Global Capacity for Whale Disentanglement
April 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Presented by David Mattila
Watch and participate online at https://www.facebook.com/coastalstudies
David Mattila is currently “shared” staff with the Secretariat of the International Whaling Commission and the Center for Coastal Studies, where he assists with several global conservation and management issues, including large whale entanglement and ship strike mitigation initiatives.
David will discuss how the Center for Coastal Studies, in partnership with the IWC, has helped to build global capacity to respond to entangled whales. Since 2012, approximately 1,300 trainees from 34 countries have been taught to use tools and techniques developed by CCS, in order to respond to and release entangled whales. Included are countries bordering all Oceans of the World, and cultures as diverse as Mexico, Greenland, Oman, Russia, Norway, Thailand and Tonga.