The Monachus Guardian


  Vol. 7 / No. 1

Published by Friends of the Monk Seal

June 2004 



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Guest Editorial: Add biopolitics to the monk seal’s deadly foes

by Manel Gazo

International News

Including – Monk Seal voted ‘Europe’s Cutest Critter’ but opinion poll reveals squandered opportunities as well as hope.

Hawaiian News

Including – KAHEA launches online petition to save the Hawaiian monk seal.

Mediterranean News

Including – Well-wishers bid farewell to Dimitris, Greece’s famous orphaned seal…

– Turkish government pledges 5 new protected areas for the Monk Seal, by Cem Orkun Kiraç.

Cover Story: Arab the Pilgrim

New insights into monk seal migratory behaviour on Turkey's Mediterranean coast, by Ali Cemal Gucu and Meltem Ok.

In Focus: One pup – three “mothers”

The role of mothers and “aunties” in rearing a monk seal pup, by Rosa Pires

Perspectives: Sensitive Sea Areas and the Mediterranean monk seal

by Costas Marcus Triantafillou

Letters to the Editor

Including – Pup catching plans draw fire, by Harun Güçlüsoy.

Recent Publications

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Cutest Critter

International News: Voted Europe’s Cutest Endangered Species, but will protection ever follow?

Dimitris release

Mediterranean News: Dimitris the orphaned monk seal receives a big send off on Alonissos.


Cover Story: “Arab”, and others like him, may provide important clues to seal movements along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast.

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