As Ciklopea’s extensive rebranding campaign was progressing, we realized that we should have a mascot that would reflect our values and identity.
Since our business practices have always been socially and environmentally responsible, we have decided to use the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) as our mascot to raise the awareness of an endangered animal species that once thrived in every corner of the Mediterranean basin, but is now reduced to a handful of isolated colonies.
One of the rare places where the monk seal can still be seen is the coast of Croatia and it is our aim to contribute to the conservation efforts in our own country. This beautiful and peaceful marine mammal deserves to become a regular sight in the Mediterranean once again.
Mediterranean Monk Seal Group
Our partner in these efforts is Mediterranean Monk Seal Group, a Croatian voluntary association dedicated to study and conservation of the mediterranean monk seal.
The group, led by biologist Dr Jasna Antolovic, was founded in Zagreb in 1995 and over the past 20 years it has organized more than 100 lectures and presentations on preservation of marine biodiversity in Croatia and initiated several successful local and international projects.
The aims of the group include raising the awareness of the marine life in Croatia, education and development of environmental culture in the country.
Ciklopea, in accordance with its defined values of responsible business activities, supports the efforts of the Mediterranean Monk Seal Group and we are happy for having the opportunity to contribute our own share to this noble environmental cause.