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.



The Acquario di Genova will host the European Association for Aquatic Mammals 45th annual Symposium.

From 8th to 11th March 2017, curators, veterinarians, experts and researchers from all Europe will gather to share information about the results of scientific studies, advancements in management or veterinary care, and other developments relevant to marine mammal professionals.

It will be an occasion to visit the city of Genoa with the Ancient Port Area, the historical center with Palazzi dei Rolli, on the Unesco World Heritage List and cultural and artistic heritage in a very relevant international event.

Click here for further information and details on the symposium


This page posts announcements that may be of interest to EAAM members and others that support the goals of the Association.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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