Join us for a talk on current issues surrounding global animal welfare, whale ecology, conservation, and rescue. Dr. Scott Leonard of the Marine Mammal Alliance Nantucket will speak about his organization’s activities saving marine animals on-island. Dr. Leonard will introduce fourteen-year old Sena Wazer, President of the Cetacean Society International Youth Group. Well known for her Passion for Whales, Sena returns to Nantucket to speak briefly on plastic pollution in the ocean and its affects on whales and humans, both. Next, as the main speaker of the evening, NHA welcomes Patrick Ramage, Whale Programme Director of International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) who will speak from the front lines of international efforts to protect whales and marine habitat world-wide.
As IFAW’s Director of Marine Conservation, Patrick Ramage leads efforts to protect our ocean planet and promote sustainable solutions to pressing challenges including habitat loss, impacts from commercial shipping, entanglement in fishing gear, ocean noise pollution, and continued whaling for commercial purposes by Iceland, Norway, and Japan.
He has worked on international environmental issues for more than two decades. He has led IFAW delegations to 15 meetings of the International Whaling Commission and served as an accredited representative to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, the U.N. Conference on Population and Development, the World Trade Organization, the International Maritime Organization, and the Arctic Council.
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