The bear JJ4, the wild boars of Rome, the local case of a fox, are current episodes that prompt us to urgently reflect on our remote coexistence with animals and on initiatives to undertake in the future. This will be discussed at ANIMAL DAY, the animal rights day, the only Italian event dedicated to the subject, now in its eighth edition, which this year, thanks to the collaboration between the Campania Regional Museums Directorate and the Animalday Association Naples, will take place on Saturday May 27 in a special place, historic but also “green”: the Villa Floridiana and the Auditorium of the Duca di Martina Museum (free admission, from via Domenico Cimarosa, 77).
“The call of the wild”, as the 2023 edition is titled, will address a highly topical topic, that of coexistence with the fauna that approaches the cities. The morning begins with a guided tour (reservation required) of the Villa Floridiana park from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., curated by ornithologist Rosario Balestrieri, president of the Ardea Association. At the end of the process, some birds admitted to the CRAS will be released. This will be followed, at 11:00 a.m. at the Teatrino di Verzura, by a meeting with the students of IC Minucci and ICS Pascoli 2 in Naples, during which the award ceremony of the two winners of the ideas competition will take place. on the theme “Put down your rifles and the delivery of the “Imma Della Valle” Award to Sabrina Testa – Friends of Lu’, and Dorothea Friz, veterinary doctor.
During the morning, which will open with institutional greetings from Marta Ragozzino (Regional Director of the Campania Museums), a speech by Ciro Verdoliva (General Manager of ASL Na1 Centro) and Marina Pompameo (Manager of the ASL Veterinary Public Health Area Na 1 Center) is expected). The Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies, the Hon. Sergio Costa. The Forest Police and the Fire Department will participate in the event.
For the afternoon session (from 3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) in the Auditorium of the Duca di Martina Museum (entrance via Aniello Falcone, 171) there will be a conference on this year’s theme, “Living with nature in the city”.
Roberto Braibanti (President of GEA)
Wild animals and sapiens: a complicated relationship that needs to be resolved
Nicola Bressi (zoologist and curator of the Civic Museum of Natural History of Trieste)
Biodiversely urban: the complex management of animals in the city
Stella Cervasio (President ANIMALDAY NAPLES)
The Wilds: from state heritage to slaughter object. The decline of animal rights
Maurizio Fraissinet (President of ASOIM)
Fauna in the city: is it really a problem?
Laura Mascolo (criminal lawyer and representative of Campania HORSE ANGELS)
The horse in the city – problem or opportunity?
Fiorella Saggese (Conservator of Zoology of the Naples Zoo and President of the Commission of the Council for Health and the Environment of the Municipality of Naples)
Public administration and wildlife: a relationship to consolidate
Ciro Troiano (Head of the National Observatory Zoomafie LAV)
Sick passion – crimes against wildlife
Danilo Russo (Ecologist – Federico II University) will participate remotely
Bats: from the myth of the pandemic to the importance for man
Free pass. To book a guided tour of the Villa Floridiana park (maximum 30 participants), write before Friday, May 26 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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