Through this project, we want to showcasing the history, folklore and mythology of the monk seal through art and community engagement aimed at conservation. Contemporary threats still include human disturbances that have extended to include tourism. Kefalonia is among one of the last remaining strongholds of the monk seal, and with the successes of our small research organization there is an opportunity to foster a positive future between humankind and seals. Crucial to that is the meaningful engagement of the local community and tourists. Central to this project is a public exhibition involving local artists. Displays will be outdoors, making them accessible to anyone.

 

Aims: 

  • Public exhibition including a sculpture and photographic display.
  • Documentary film involving local fishermen.
  • Art project with local school children.
  • Community mapping project.
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