CCAHD receive funding from Zoo Nuremberg
During September 2020, the CCAHD was delighted to receive some funding from Zoo Nuremberg towards achieving our immediate requirements of establishing a website for the organization and coordinating the scientific Working Groups that will identify the conservation management priorities for Atlantic humpback dolphins.
Lorenzo von Fersen of Nuremberg Zoo provided some background to the funding support:
For almost 30 years, a major focus of Zoo Nuremberg with regard to in situ conservation activities has been the protection of aquatic mammals. Following the Ex Situ Options for Cetacean Conservation (ESOCC) Workshop that was organized by the Zoo in cooperation with other organizations during December 2018 (see report here), it was evident that one of the species that deserves our attention is the Atlantic humpback dolphin (Sousa teuszii). Our goal as a Zoo is to sensitize people for the urgent protection of this species through awareness campaigns in Europe, but also to offer the expertise and know-how the Zoo has in animal care and management. In this context, the Zoo is pleased to provide funding support to the Consortium for the Conservation of the Atlantic Humpback Dolphin (CCAHD), to work towards our shared goals of achieving the long-term sustainability of Atlantic humpback dolphin populations and their habitats through research, awareness, capacity-building and action.
This valuable support has kick-started the CCAHD, allowing the group to lay the groundwork for more effective fund-raising, awareness-raising, research and conservation action. Watch this space for updates on projects and initiatives.