Participation in politics

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Our partners from ECOLOGIA HUMANA DO OCEANO from the Federal University of Espírito Santo in Brazil have been working on government programs of the Brazilian government for several weeks. At a legislative assembly of the state of Espírito Santo, they presented our joint research with fishing communities and dolphins, such as the La Plata dolphin – Franciscana – Toninha. Knowledge and cooperation with traditional fishermen is important to reduce dolphin bycatch. In the lectures, the results on the effects of marine litter on dolphins were also presented and discussed. We are pleased that our joint work is now also being noticed by the Brazilian government and is influencing laws for the protection of endangered dolphin species.

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