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Revillagigedo Archipelago

12Oct

WEPA Expedition presents: Socorro 2015 – The expedition’s movie

The highlights of our expedition: WEPA Expedition – Socorro 2015 from WEPA on Vimeo. The “Socorro 2015” project aims to involve, for the first time, photographers from Romania, into an international expedition of underwater photography. Images taken in this trip will be donated to Manta Pacific Research Group, an association which protects the marine species […]

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21Sep

Viva Mexico!

In 2015, it celebrate 80 years of diplomatic relations between Mexico and Romania, an opportunity for the Embassy of Mexico to organize a series of cultural events at the National Library of Romania and high-profile Bucharest bookstores from 15 September to 31 October, an Embassy’s release shows. WEPA had the honor to be invited to […]

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28May

“REMARKABLE MEETINGS – Socorro Manta Rays” @National Museum of Natural History “Grigore Antipa”

The Willdlife Ecology Photography Association (WEPA), in collaboration with the National Museum of Natural History “Grigore Antipa” are pleased to announce the opening of the exhibition “REMARKABLE MEETINGS – Socorro Manta Rays”. The exhibition will be open to public from The 11th of June until The 12th of July 2015. The opening will take place […]

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12May

First WEPA exhibition – the circumstance for presenting in Romanian Parliament of the draft legislation which regards to dolphin protection

Wednesday, May 6 represents a great success for WEPA and the marine ecosystem through presence in Romanian Parliament, the Chamber of Deputies with an exhibition which presented photographs taken in Socorro expedition. The event drew the attention of the parliamentarians and media by its unique character, receiving feedback about our project as being a brave […]

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11May

The first film made in Socorro expedition in 2015 – Episode 1: Dolphins Encounter

We present to you a short film, expressing the great experience to swim with dolphins in their natural environment. Dolphins have approached our group and interacted with divers. Filming took place at Roca Partida, Revillagigedo Archipelago.

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27Apr

Socorro 2015 Project – Phase 3: Revillagigedo Islands

Revillagigedo Archipelago consists of four volcanic islands, located 390 km west of Baja Peninsula, Mexico, Eastern Pacific Ocean. The islands that compose the archipelago are: Roca Partida, San Benedicto, Clarion and Socorro. The area hosts a large number of endemic species of plants and animals, being called “Mexico’s Little Galapagos”. The Mexican government declared it […]

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20Apr

First results of the Project Socorro 2015

After 2 weeks of processing photos taken in the Socorro and San Benedicto Islands, we were able to identify 11 specimens of sea devils (Manta birostris) out of which: Island: first seen in 1988, it has disappeared from 1994 till now, just to be seen again and identified in two locations: Punta Tosca and El […]

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15Apr

Socorro 2015 Project – Phase 2: The trip from San Jose del Cabo to Revillagigedo Islands

The Day of March 21 began early in the morning. As we woke up at 5.30 and  we prepared our luggage, we went to Rocio del Mar, the ship that will take us to our destination: Revillagigedo or Socorro Archipelago. I must explain to you the significance of these two names: The Spanish use the […]

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08Apr

Socorro 2015 Project – Phase 1: The trip from Bucharest to San Jose Del Cabo

Our expedition started in Bucharest, Romania, on the 21st of March 2015. Total duration of the trip by plane was 22 hours, covering 7000 miles (11300 km). In order to reach our destination: Revilagigedo Islands, Mexico we had to travel on the following route: Bucharest – Amsterdam – Mexico City – San Jose del Cabo. […]

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