Kotor. Montenegro. The Institute of Marine Biology, University of Montenegro is celebrating the successful closure of the MonteAqua project which mobilized 1,17M EUR for setting up the Adriatic Biodiversity Conservation Center “Aquarium Boka” with the first Montenegrin public aquarium and a rescue center for sea turtles and other endangered marine animals. Funds were secured through grants from the Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade of 0,75M EUR and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Montenegro of 0,37M EUR. The Aquarium Boka is the only institution in Montenegro that combines research and education to promote and practice the effective conservation of marine wildlife.

The closing event will be held as a video conference, on Thursday, 17 December 2020, from 11:00 to 13:00 PM. Confirmed speakers are:

  • Dr. Aleksandar Joksimović, Director of the Institute of Marine Biology, University of Montenegro
  • Dr. Danilo Nikolić, Rector of the University of Montenegro
  • Geir Johansen, Chargé d’affaires, The Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade
  • Dr. Aleksandar Stijović, Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management
  • Predrag Jelušić, Director of the Public Enterprise for Coastal Management of Montenegro
  • Dr. Vladica Simić, Head of the Center for Fisheries and Biodiversity Conservation of Inland Waters Aquarium Kragujevac, Institute of Botany, Faculty of Science, University of Kragujevac
  • Dr. Radoje Laušević, project manager, MonteAqua project
  • Dr. Mirko Đurović, Head of the Center for Adriatic Biodiversity Conservation “Boka Aquarium”, Kotor, Montenegro
  • Dr. Filippo Riccardi, partner in Panaque srl. Roma
  • Dr. Nenad Antolović, Director of the Institute for Marine and Coastal Research, University of Dubrovnik, Croatia
  • Dr. Milena Mičić, General manager of the Aquarium Pula, Croatia
  • Dr. Flavio Gagliardi, partner in Panaque srl. Roma and director of the Cala Gonone Aquarium, Sardinia, Italy

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