The traveling exhibition that began in 2018 with the name “Whales, Voices of the Sea,” and that was in Valparaíso and Chiloé with its current name, is coming to Vitacentro. Everyone is invited to learn, get excited and raise awareness about marine ecosystems, their care and conservation.
Aware of the importance of protecting and understanding both marine and terrestrial ecosystems, MERI Foundation and the Municipality of Vitacura join forces in an exhibition that is as powerful as it is necessary: “Cetacea, Echoes of the Sea.”
“It is a great honor to be able to present this important exhibition to the residents of Vitacura, who will surely be amazed by the richness of biodiversity and the role we have to play in preserving marine species. We hope that many families can appreciate it and become aware of how each one of us can contribute in taking care of the habitat of these mammals.”
The Vitacentro building will host the exhibition designed and developed by MERI as an invitation to become aware of and take responsibility for the problems affecting marine ecosystems, specifically for the conservation and protection of cetaceans, mammals that are essential for the recovery of the oceans and that also collaborate with terrestrial ecosystems.
In this sense, Francisca Cortés Solari, Executive President of Filantropía Cortés Solari and MERI pointed out that, “in the context of a pandemic and environmental crisis, Chile has an opportunity: to highlight the importance of marine ecosystem services in the mitigation of climate change, at an international level.”
She added that, “through this exhibition, we want the community to learn about cetaceans, whales, the role they play in conservation and the value of their ecosystem services, such as the capture of CO2.”
2021 is a great year to establish the importance of knowing, protecting and regenerating ecosystems and Cetácea is a great starting point. An exhibition designed to be visited and discussed by the whole family.
The exhibition will be inaugurated on January 6 at 12:00 noon at the Vitacentro, Las Tranqueras 2566, Vitacura, and will be open to the public from Friday, January 8.