Current tasks and appointments

Honorary President and Vice President of the Tethys Research Institute

COP-appointed Councillor for aquatic mammals at the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals

Co-chair of the joint IUCN SSC/WCPA Task Force on Marine Mammal Protected Areas

Deputy chair of the IUCN SSC Cetacean Specialist Group

Member of the IUCN SSC Shark Specialist Group

Regional coordinator for the Mediterranean and Black Seas of IUCN’s WCPA – Marine

Member of the Board of Directors, The Society for Marine Mammalogy

Member of the Scientific Steering Committee of the Global Ocean Biodiversity Initiative (GOBI)