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Foreign placement students participate in conservation of cetaceans in Tenerife 

On Sunday, March 11th, an informative open day was held regarding the responsible sighting and conservation of whales and dolphins in Tenerife.

These awareness and training programmes are carried out thanks to the collaboration between the World Cetacean Alliance, the most important NGO in the world dedicated to the protection of cetaceans, and Freebird Catamaran, a whale and dolphin watching excursion company in Tenerife, which hosted 21 Erasmus students of ten different nationalities who are currently doing their internships in the south of the island, coordinated by Tenerife Job Training.

This was the first contact with cetaceans in their natural habitat for everyone, learning about how they work in the protection of their environment. The majority of them are tourism students who for the first time are experiencing, in a completely different way, touristic programmes in a European destination.

These programmes en-courage immersion in the local culture and awareness of the conservation of the natural environment. It is essential to raise the awareness of host companies about the impor-tance and impact of these programs at the educational and promotional level of our destination as a European benchmark for training.