Regional Scale

I find working at the regional scale particularly stimulating and rewarding, because it is a more natural dimension for populations (unlike national scales), and it forces international cooperation which often deflates nationalistic paltriness and sovereignty obsessions.

My involvement in regional conservation activities includes a long-term effort of developing conservation science of cetaceans in the Mediterranean Sea, and, to a lesser extent, in the Red Sea. I am also involved in actions to protect one of the world’s most endangered seals, the Mediterranean monk seal.