ASCOBANS News

CMS’s Heidi Frisch-Nwakanma Wins Mandy McMath Award

At the recent annual conference of the European Cetacean Society in Middelfart, Denmark, CMS staff member Heidrun Frisch-Nwakanma was honoured by being presented with the Mandy McMath ECS Conservation Award. The ECS Award, named after passionate Welsh conservationist Mandy McMath who passed away in 2012, is given for an outstanding contribution to the field of marine mammal conservation and/or welfare, with particular emphasis on contributions to environmental education and/or to conservation in practice.

09 May 2017

People behind ASCOBANS: Mark Peter Simmonds OBE

Name: Mark Peter Simmonds OBE
Organization (if applicable): Senior Marine Scientist, Humane Society International (HSI)
Country: based in UK
Involved with ASCOBANS since: before ASCOBANS was formally concluded.

05 May 2017

People behind ASCOBANS: Fabian Ritter

Name: Fabian Ritter
Organization: Whale and Dolphin Conservation (WDC)
Country: Germany
Involved with ASCOBANS since: 2012

26 April 2017

People behind ASCOBANS: Stefan Bräger

Name: Stefan Bräger
Organization (nowadays): International Seabed Authority
Country (nowadays): Jamaica
Involved with ASCOBANS: 2001 – 2011

19 April 2017

People behind ASCOBANS: Kai Mattsson

Name: Kai Mattsson
Organization: Meritime Consulting & Tampereen Särkänniemi Oy
Country: Finland
Involved with ASCOBANS since: 1997

13 April 2017

People behind ASCOBANS: Boris Culik

Name: Boris Culik
Organization: F³: Forschung . Fakten . Fantasie
Country: Germany
Involved with ASCOBANS since: 2000

05 April 2017

People behind ASCOBANS: Mark Tasker

Name: Mark Tasker
Organization: part retired, part working for ICES
Country: UK
Involved with ASCOBANS since: Since 1990 (before ASCOBANS started)

27 March 2017

UN Environment Executive Director's Statement on the 25th Anniversary of ASCOBANS

"Whales, dolphins and porpoises are among the most fascinating and iconic creatures on our planet. They migrate even further every year than the millions of people travelling across continents to catch a glimpse of them."

20 March 2017

People behind ASCOBANS: Julia Carlström

Name: Julia Carlström
Organization: Swedish Museum of Natural History
Country: Sweden
Involved with ASCOBANS since: 1995

15 March 2017

25 Years ASCOBANS: The Secretariat’s History

The ASCOBANS Secretariat acts as the coordinating body of the Agreement. It evolved from humble beginnings in Cambridge, UK, has moved location a number of times and is today located in Bonn, Germany.

10 March 2017