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World Animal Day in Trieste, Italy

For World Animal Day this year, Trieste will be organising a series of events, beginning with an all day event on Sunday 29th September at Montedoro.  The full programme is as follows:-

From 29th September to 6th October – photographic exhibition based on nature, by Fabrizio Palombieri

Sunday 29th September 2019 – from 10.00 to 19.00

10.00  Opening, with Flavio Furian and Ornella Serafini and the mayor of Muggia, Laura Marzi,

From 10.00 to 19.00 – the various animal protection associations with have their stands set up, offering little objects for sale to help their work, and some will have entertainment and games for children.

15.00 – Conference on “The Coypu (Nutria) of Rio Ospo” with Dr. Samuele Venturini, biologist, and Dr. Cristian Bacci, president of the association MujaVeg, moderator Marco Restaino, Trieste Animal Day.

16.30 demonstration by the emergency rescue dog training group, NACS.

17.30 Conference “SOS planet Earth”, animals as pollution sentinels, with Dr. Nicola Bressi, zoologist, and Dr. Andrea Colla, entomologist.  Moderator  Sergio Dolce, Trieste Animal Day


Tuesday 1st October

20.00 – Conference “SOS planet Earth”, environmental and climate change problems, with Luca Fiorani, professor at LUMSA university, who manages the interdisciplinary iniziative, EcoOne, http://www.ecoone.org/en/, Dr. Paola del Negro, general director of the Institute of Oceanography and  Experimental Geophysics OGS. Moderator Angelo Sinuello, Trieste Animal Day.

Wednesday 2nd October

20.00  Conference “SOS planet Earth” , violations and synergies contrasting environmental criminality, with Luca Sancilio, commanding officer of the Port Authority of Trieste, Fabio di Rezze, commanding officer of NOE, the ecological operating nucleus of the regiona police, and Diego Masiello, forestry inspector, coordinator of the Basovizza Nature Centre.  Moderator Federico Skodler, Trieste Animal Day.

Friday 4th October

Piazza San Giacomo

16.00  demonstration by the dog handlers of the Finance Police 

17.00  Blessing of the animals in front of the church with Father Gabriele Maragno,  with choir, “Piccolo Coro per un amico” directed by M° Aglaia Merkel 

And town councillor Michele Lobianco representing the town council of Trieste. 


Sunday 6th October 

Demonstration by the Lifeguard Academy of emergency sea rescue with dogs, with the Port Authority of Trieste and the sailing association “La Barcolana”  and in Muggia with the rescue dog association Cani da Salvataggio Trieste.    



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