Official website of the Pelagos Sanctuary


Site owner and editor

Pelagos Sanctuary
Palazzo Ducale - Piazza Matteotti 9
16123 Genova (Italy)
Tel: +39 010 570 22 01



National Park of Port-Cros
Castel Sainte-Claire
83400 Hyères (France)
Tel: +33 (0)4 94 12 82 30

Development and Hosting

Agence Digitale
4, rue Lebas Appolinaure
83340 Le Luc en Provence (France)
Tel: +33 (0) 4 94 85 22 96

Photo credits

Frédéric Bassemayousse, Catherine Cesarini, Frank Dhermain (GECEM), Mathieu Foulquié, Philippe Robert, Fannie Dubois (Permanent Secretariat of the Pelagos Sanctuary), Nicolas Vaselli, Alexander Gannier (GREC), Christel Girardin (CPNP), Franck Dupraz, Frederick Capoulade (Armateurs de France), Léa David (EcoOcéan), Nathalie Di- Méglio (EcoOcéan), David Tatin (GREC), Thierry Houard (CPNP)


The whole website is governed by French, Italian and Monegasque laws of the copyright and intellectual property, which states that the graphics or sound creations, photos, articles etc. are protected by the mere fact of their creation and originality.

Unauthorized use or extraction of elements of the website without authorization from the director of the publication is illegal and subject to criminal penalties for the crime of counterfeiting.

Permitted uses of texts presented on this website are as follows:

  • reproduction strictly reserved for private use and not intended for collective use;
  • reproduction, distribution or representation for the purpose of professional information, on non-digital format, on the express condition do not change works and to mention source;
  • short quotes: short quotes of texts published on the website are legal, insofar as they fit into a new work on the express condition of not changing the works cited, to formally define them (quotation marks or distinctive typography) and that source is acknowledged.

Any other use of texts on this website, including republication on other websites, intranet or Internet, requires the consent of the director of publication.

Any use, even privately, of all or a substantial portion of the website requires the consent of the director of publication in accordance with.

Any infringements of copyright or database right is subject to criminal sanctions under the infringement, without prejudice to any claims for damages from the rights holders.



All illustrations on this website are subject to copyright. They can not be duplicated or used without the written permission of the authors.


Establishing hyperlinks

The Pelagos Sanctuary allows any website or any other means of communication to cite or to establish a hypertext link to its website content, provided that:

  • page infringement is not nested inside other pages, especially by frame (or "frames") that is to say, the pages of the website are not nested inside pages another website, but accessible by opening a window and the source for each link should be mentioned, especially when it is a direct link to a content;
  • access to pages containing these links is free. This authorization does not apply to sites containing controversial, pornographic, xenophobic information, or in a broader extent affect the people sensitivity.

The Pelagos Sanctuary reserves the right to request removal of any link it, which is not in compliance with its editorial line.

The request hyperlink from the website of the Pelagos Sanctuary must be made by email:

In all cases, the Pelagos Sanctuary reserves the right to point to other websites. Clicking on these links will take you outside the website of the Pelagos Sanctuary. These sites are not under the control of the Pelagos Sanctuary, therefore it is not responsible for the content of these sites, any links they contain or any changes or updates made to them.



The Pelagos Sanctuary can not be held responsible for the faulty transmission of data due to various Internet networks or browser incompatibilities due to the user.


Technical recommendations

All efforts of the Pelagos Sanctuary tend towards greater access to its website compatibility. However, the following browsers are recommended for better accessibility to the website:

  • Internet Explorer version 6.0 or later
  • Mozilla Firefox 3
  • Safari 4
  • Google Chrome 3
  • Opera 10