Laetitia Nunny

Laetitia Nunny

MSc International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law
Consultant with OceanCare and CMS

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Introduction
Working on a number of welfare and conservation projects on topics including out of habitat marine mammals and how light pollution impacts migratory species.
Education
October 2012 - July 2015
The University of Edinburgh
Field of study
  • International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law

Publications

Publications (18)
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Dolphins are typically regarded as highly social animals. However, some individuals live apart from their own species and may come to socialize with people through a recognized series of stages which are presented and expanded on in this paper. The term “solitary-sociable dolphins” has been used to describe these animals and such individuals have b...
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Seals are killed in a number of European countries and regions for commercial, management and recreational reasons. This is the first review to make a comparison across different nations, and it reveals that a variety of methods are employed, including the use of firearms, clubs, netting and harpoons. There is disparity in terms of which firearms a...
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This study examined the licensing system that permits seal shooting in Scotland, which was established under Part 6 Conservation of Seals of the Marine (Scotland) Act 2010. Four approaches were used: data were collated and analyzed from both the Scottish Government and Scottish Marine Animal Stranding Scheme; a survey was sent to current license ho...
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The full article is available in issue 20 of Carnivore Damage Prevention News: http://www.protectiondestroupeaux.ch/fileadmin/doc/International/CDP_and_General_Infos/CDPNews20_Nov2020.pdf
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The conservation of harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) appears to be failing in Europe. There are particular concerns about this species in the Baltic Proper, Black, and Mediterranean Seas, as well as in the Northeast Atlantic, including the Iberian population, off the Spanish and Portuguese coasts. The Baltic Proper porpoise is “critically endan...
Chapter
This chapter explores those interactions between marine mammals and people in which the animals seem to choose to connect with us. Some well-documented examples are considered, and particular attention given to the phenomenon of “solitary-sociable dolphins,” of which more than three dozen have been recorded since 2008. The history of these “friendl...
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To test our hypothesis that people can't recognise a harbour porpoise, we created an online survey in the form of a Google forms quiz, in which we asked people to name eight different mammals from a photo and, in the cases of the marine mammals, an illustration. The quiz was available in English and Swedish and promulgated via social media. Results...
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Statement of concern about cetacean conservation issued in September 2020.
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Statement of concern We, the undersigned scientists, raise here our gravest concerns about the extinction risk to many species and populations of cetaceans (whales, dolphins and porpoises). Each one of us is a cetacean specialist and each one of us believes this issue is now critical. The lack of concrete action to address threats adversely affecti...
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The control of predators, on land and in the sea, is a complex topic. Both marine and terrestrial mammal predators come into conflict with humans in Europe in many ways and yet their situations are rarely compared. Areas of conflict include the predation of livestock and farmed fish, and the perceived competition for wild prey (for example wolves c...
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[This corrects the article DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2018.00331.].
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A brief update on the latest literature is provided in the context of predicted and observed reactions from cetaceans to climate change. Increases in sea surface temperature (SST) and other climate-related alterations to ocean conditions in many regions are already influencing cetacean habitat use and prey availability. Some species in some localit...
Conference Paper
An extensive survey was made of the scientific literature concerning climate change and marine mammals. The literature has expanded greatly in recent years with a particular emphasis on the Arctic region. In contrast, little has been published to date about tropical species in general and far less about river dolphins, beaked whales and sirenians t...
Technical Report
http://www.ascobans.org/sites/default/files/document/AC17_4-08_ReportWGAcousticDisturbance_1.pdf

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We're writing an article for this research topic: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/7198/wildlife-welfare
about solitary-sociable dolphins. If anyone knows about any cases of solitary dolphins since 2008, please contact me. Thank you!

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Raising awareness of the current risk of extinction to many cetacean species and populations. NB This statement has been signed by many researchers. See updated version here: https://www.mammalresearchinstitute.science/news/2020/9/1/the-real-and-imminent-extinction-risk-to-whales-dolphins-and-porpoises