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DR and France agree to protect whales

Environment Minister Francisco Dominguez Brito and Brune Poirson, Secretary of State to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, signed a technical collaboration agreement for better management and preservation of the National Marine Mammal Sanctuary in Samana, off the northeastern coast of the Dominican Republic. The area is home to humpback whales that travel thousands of miles to breed in the warmer waters off the Dominican Republic.

The officials met in Paris, France where they are participating in the One Planet Summit on climate change.

This five-year agreement calls for the development of a survey on marine mammals and their activities in protected areas, the exchange of technical information, awareness-raising workshops on the importance of caring for these species and increasing good practices on the means of control and surveillance in these areas. The scope of the agreement is both regional and global.

The signing of the agreement is a collaborative effort of the Dominican Embassy in France and the French Embassy in the Dominican Republic. It also has the backing of the Agency for Biodiversity of France (AFB).

Source: DR1, Ambiento

Dec 14, 2017

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