Founded in 1972, the European Association for Aquatic Mammals (EAAM) is a non-profit organisation that brings together zoological parks and individuals devoted to the conservation and welfare of aquatic mammals, both in human care and in the wild. EAAM’s zoological park members predominately are based in the European Union but also in Hong Kong, Mexico and the United States. Members include veterinarians, biologists, zoo directors, researchers, educators, trainers, and students. All EAAM members devote significant time and resources to marine mammals through daily care and training, medical care, public education, scientific research, rescue and rehabilitation and related activities.



Genova, March 8 – 11, 2017

Professional experts, researchers and students from all over Europe will get together to share experiences, protocols and research activities concerning the management and protection of aquatic mammals.

Key note speakers will disseminate sound scientific based knowledge on the biology and threats affecting these species and suggest mitigating actions to promote active conservation initiatives.

A fantastic opportunity to visit the city of Genova with the Ancient Port Area, cultural and artistic sites on the Unesco World Heritage List.


EAAM Statement on Cetacean Breeding

The EAAM views the breeding of cetaceans under human care as essential to expanding scientific
knowledge and to ensure their sustainability and well-being in zoological parks that play a
fundamental role in raising public awareness and motivating conservation-minded behaviour. The
more that is known, shared and experienced, the more likely the success of efforts to preserve
cetacean species from the many anthropogenic threats to their survival. The EAAM therefore
regrets the decision made by SeaWorld management to end its Orcinus orca breeding program.

Open letter to the Vancouver Parks Board and citizens of Vancouver

Read here the Open Letter of the EAAM about the ban to display whales, dolphins and porpoises at the Vancouver Aquarium.


More info about how the Symposium will be!


Find here the official program of the EAAM 2017 hosted by Acquario di Genova.

EAAM 2017 announced at IAC in Vancouver

Dr. Claudia Gili has announced the celebration of the 2017 EAAM Annual Symposium during the IAC in Vancouver.

Loro Parque's Press Release

Our love for the animals and the concern for their future and well-being require that we are very cautious about giving out opinions. Even so, with respect to the press release issued by SeaWorld on 17th March 2016, Loro Parque declares the following.

AMMPA Statement on SeaWorld Decision To End Its Killer Whale Program

Alliance for Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums (AMMPA) member SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment today announced the killer whales in its care will be the last generation of orcas at SeaWorld, and the company will end all orca breeding as of today. Kathleen Dezio, AMMPA President & CEO issued the following statement about the announcement.

Marine Litter EAAM event in the European Parliament

Arlete Sogorb represented the EAAM at an event organized by the EAAM Coalition with the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development. Titled “Marine Litter Impact on Oceanic Ecosystems: Problems and Solutions” and was proposed by the EAAM as part of the EAAM/Alliance World Oceans Month 2015 #debrisfreesea campaign.

Sweden protects a big area of the Baltic Sea

The Swedish Government protects a huge marine area for the Baltic Sea harbour porpoise


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