Pula Aquarium in Croatia to be awarded Friend of the Sea for its sustainable practices

The Pula Aquarium will be awarded, on the 17th of June at the Pula Aquarium in Croatia, with the “Friend of the Sea Sustainable Aquaria Certification”.

 

The certificate confirms Pula Aquarium’s outstanding front line work in marine conservation.

 

The Aquarium Pula, launched by the biologist Dr Milena Mičić in 2000, is currently the largest aquarium in Croatia. It is well-known for its involvement in numerous ongoing conservation programmes, showing significant dedication to sea turtles’ and noble pen shells’ rescue and rehabilitation (more than 180 sea turtles have been rescued since 2001 and 10 noble pen shells have been saved from mass mortality since 2019).

 

On June 17th moreover, the celebration will be double! Following the Sustainable Aquaria Certification ceremony, participants will witness the release of Victoria, a young loggerhead turtle rescued and cured by the “Sea Turtle Rescue Center” staff since September 2021. 

 

Program of the day:

12:00 Introductory speech – Dr. Milena Mičić, Founder and Director of Aquarium Pula Ltd.

 

12:05 Introductory speech – Dr. Paolo Bray, Founder and Director of Friend of the Sea

 

12:10 Tour of Aquarium Pula

 

12:30 Sea turtle release event at nearby Ambrela beach, Verudela peninsula

 

13:15 Coffee break with refreshments in front of battery San Giovanni

 

13:45 Tour of battery San Giovanni

 

14:00 Presentation of Aquarium Pula activities – Dr. Milena Mičić, Founder and Director of Aquarium Pula Ltd.

 

14:15 Presentation of World Sustainability Organization – Dr. Paolo Bray, Founder and Director of Friend of the Sea

 

LocationPula Aquarium.

Verudella 33, 52105 Pula, Hrvatska

Tel: 00385/52/381 402

 

Would you like to participate in this event? For more information, contact us!

 

marketing@friendofthesea.org

media@friendofthesea.org

 

For more info: https://friendofthesea.org/aquarium-pula-croatia-obtains-friend-of-the-sea-certification/