Katherina Audley, “When Whales Win, Everyone Wins”, The Bay Model Visitor Center, Tuesday, 23. July 2019

Join American Cetacean Society, San Francisco Bay Chapter for an engaging presentation by Katherina Audley, past ACS grant recipient and founder of the Whales of Guerrero Research Project a community-driven research, education, and training program based in Southwest Mexico.  
Barra de Potosí in Southwest Mexico is a little-known jewel which reached a tipping point. Humpback whales breed there every winter, and resident dolphins delight visitors.  Yet, for generations, fishing was almost the only local industry and it was on the verge of collapse.
For the past six years, Audley and her organization, the Whales of Guerrero Research Project, have been working to improve the local economy in a cetacean-friendly fashion through cooperative research, ecotourism, and community-driven conservation that is transforming the relationship between people and nature in this special part of the world.
Come learn about the sixteen species of marine mammals identified in this region.  Hear about the special village in Mexico where all the resident kids know their local whales by name. Learn how a community of fishermen became committed whale protectors. Audley will also share her top tips on how to empower and inspire communities to become marine conservationists.
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This event is open to the public. Admission is free. Registration is recommended as we expect a high level of interest!  We’ll reserve seats for Eventbrite registrants.
Donations are encouraged, $10 general, $5 students. Donations support education programs that build an appreciation for whales, dolphins, and porpoises, and research grants which help the next generation of marine scientists deepen understanding of threats to cetaceans and find solutions to protect and conserve them.
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Tuesday, 23. July 2019, The Bay Model Visitor Center, Katherina Audley, “When Whales Win, Everyone Wins”

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