The event was opened by Massimiliano De Martin, Deputy Mayor for the Environment at the City of Venice. Following the institutional welcome, Carole Maignan –NETCET project manager – presented the Agenda, the aim of the workshop and the main results of NETCET projects, including rhe role of the NETCET City Network.
The meeting was set up around 3 main sessions:
- the first one dedicated to the presentation of the contibution of NETCET to a National Action Plan for the conservation of cetaceans and sea turtles in Adriatic”
moderator: Caterina Fortuna (ISPRA) with Paolo Casale (WWF Italy)
-the second session related the different ways to manage strandings of cetaceans and sea turtles in Italy. Several experiences from Toscana, Emilia-Romagna, Pescara and Venice were reported.
moderator: Sandro Mazzariol (Univeristy of Padua)
- the third session illustrated the role of the conservation of cetaceans and sea turtles as an added value for a sustainable tourism economy in cities and regions of the Adriatic. Examples from the city of Numana, the Tartlife project and the Emilia-Romagna region.
moderator: Sauro Pari (Cetacean Foundation)
Find below the agenda and the speakers' presentations: