Last week marked the end of the biennial 67th meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in Florianopolis, Brazil, where Slovenian took over the 2-year presidency of the Commission from Japan. The International Whaling Commission was set up based on the Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, signed in Washington on 2 December 1946. Slovenia became a member of the IWC in 2006. IWC member states are divided to those that oppose different types of whaling (“like-minded or anti-whaling countries”, which includes Slovenia) and those that support whaling ...
Join us in Piran on Saturday, August 18th, from 15:15 on, in Piran to celebrate the 12th annual DolphinDay. Check out the programme here:
Program - SLO
Programme - ENG
Il programma dell'evento - ITA
Programm - DEU
On Saturday, 18th August 2018, 12th Dolphin Day will take place in Piran. We kindly invite you to spend your afternoon in our company. A more detailed programme will be announced soon.
In 2017, Morigenos started testing the utility of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones) for studies of behaviour, group dynamics, body condition, morphometrics and other aspects of dolphin biology. Here we share some of the first aerial shots of our dolphins. We hope you enjoy them.
We are proud to announce that you can read about Morigenos and dolphins along the Slovenian coast in the June issue of National Geographic Slovenija (in Slovenian).
© Thomas A. Jefferson
The vaquita, the world’s rarest marine mammal, is approaching imminent extinction.
This does not mean that we should accept this outcome. This is the moment where we all raise our voices and take action in order to do more than our best in trying to save this species.
Here is a video that explains everything about this and how you can help:
At the 32nd conference of the European Cetacean Society in Italian La Spezia, Morigenos once again took active part in the conference. Four of our team members attended various workshops and the conference, where Tilen Genov presented a talk "Evaluating the population-level effects of cryptic events on a coastal dolphin population".
Two posters were also presented. The first poster presented on a "Severe jaw injury in a common bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops truncatus) from the Gulf of Trieste, the northern Adriatic Sea", with Ana Hace as the lead author. The second ...
Yesterday in La Spezia Tilen Genov, the founder and the president of the Morigenos, received The Mandy McMath Conservation Award 2018 for his outstanding contribution to the field of marine mammal conservation and welfare, with particular emphasis on contributions to environmental education and to conservation of cetaceans in practice from the European Cetacean Society.
On this day, exactly 15 years ago, we first met and photographed dolphins Morigenos Deinon, Foki, Alenka and Wit. These were among the first dolphins to ever be photo-identified along the Slovenian coast or in the Gulf of Trieste. We first encountered them on 30 March 2003 in Moon Bay, between Izola and Strunjan, Slovenia. We still regularly see these dolphins, and consider them our old friends. We hope to keep encountering them for many years to come! We share with you some old photos, which at that time were still taken on film!
Surprise your children with a very educational and fun story about the boy Oti and help protect Slovenian dolphins.
In cooperation with MINI POLIGLOTINI, we present a new multilingual fairytale ALOHA KAIMANA - The Guardian of the Seas. Last year, Morigenos and MINI POLIGLOTINI created a nature conservation mobile application for children, and this year we upgraded it to a book! The book with beautiful illustrations by illustrator Polona Lovšin and strong nature conservation message is suitable for children between 2 and 10 years of age who learn how to read and ...