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
181, avenue de Verdun
83340 Le Cannet des Maures (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)

Privacy protection

Plusieurs formulaires sont disponibles sur le site afin de permettre aux utilisateurs de contacter le sanctuaire ou de faire une demande d'acte. En accord avec le Règlement Général sur la Protection des Données, les informations recueillies sur ces formulaires sont enregistrées dans un fichier informatisé destiné uniquement à des fins propres au Sanctuaire Pelagos, afin de lui permettre notamment de répondre aux utilisateurs et d'instruire les demandes dématérialisées.

Elles sont conservées pendant 5 ans et sont destinées uniquement à un usage interne. Several forms are available on the website in order to allow users to contact the sanctuary or to request an act. In accordance with the General Regulations on Data Protection, the information collected on these forms is recorded in a computerized file intended solely for the purposes of the Pelagos Sanctuary, in order to enable it to respond to users and to process requests in electronic form.

They are kept for 5 years and are only intended for internal use.
In accordance with the French law "informatique et libertés", you can exercise your right of access to the data about you and have them rectified by using this form.

In case of a privacy violation

In case of violation of users’ stored or processed personal data on its website, the Pelagos Sanctuary undertakes to notify the CNIL within a maximum of 72 hours after having taken note of it.

Cookies management

Some features of the website rely on services offered by third party applications, especially for sharing on social networks or audience measurement. These services deposit cookies on your computer in order to trace your navigation. They will be deposited only if you give your consent. You can inform yourself about the nature of the cookies deposited, accept or refuse them either globally for the whole site and all the services, or service by service.

List of cookies used on

  • Social network cookies (Facebook, Twitter)
  • External services (iframes or services in SAAS mode)
  • Youtube video service
  • Google reCaptcha
  • Google Analytics audience measurement cookies

In accordance with the so-called "GRDP" Regulation, you can manage how you wish to handle cookies and other tracking markers by clicking here..


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.