The Monachus Guardian

  Vol. 12 / No. 1

Published by Friends of the Monk Seal

June 2009  



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Guest Editorial: Monk seal: metaphor for the Mediterranean ecosystem

by Ali Cemal Gücü

International News

including: IUCN World Congress votes overwhelmingly for monk seal action – but will its own specialist group pay any heed? and Who are our seals? – a report on the ECS Workshop in Istanbul

Hawaiian News

including: Ecosystem healthy; monk seals plunging

Mediterranean News

including: STOP PRESS | Artemis found dead on Skiathos

Cover Story: Freedom at last for KP2, the first successfully released hand-reared Hawaiian monk seal

by David Schofield

In Focus I: Artemis diary

by Eugenia Androukaki

In Focus II: Our monk seal ambassador, ‘Desertinha’, dies in Madeira

by Rosa Pires

Perspectives I: Our Sea, Our Life

by Konstantinos Mentzelopoulos

Perspectives II: The 1st International Conference for Marine Mammal Protected Areas: a long overdue workshop on both Monachus species

by Spyros Kotomatas, Vangelis Paravas, Harun Güçlüsoy and Rosa Pires

Letters to the Editor

including: Volunteering and internships in monk seal conservation

Recent Publications

Publishing Info



hawaiian monk seal pup kp2

Cover Story: Freedom at last for KP2

mediterranean monk seal pup artemis

In Focus I: Artemis diary

Desertinha in rehab

In Focus II: Ailing ‘Desertinha’ dies in rehab

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