On occasion of the International Biodiversity Day on May 22nd, 2020, the Regional Activity Center for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA), the Pelagos Agreement’s partner, proposes to take a quiz on vulnerable species in the Mediterranean.  

Test your knowledge by clicking on the following link: https://qz.app.do/what-species-is-that-en

Respecting the Code of good conduct for cetaceans sighting ensures that this activity does not constitute a source of disturbance for marine mammals. Each of us can contribute to marine mammal protection in the waters of the Pelagos Sanctuary!

 

Due to the current health crisis, registration to the “Stop strikes” contest will remain open until November 30th, 2020.

This contest, organized by the French animation team of the Pelagos Agreement, in partnership with the WWF, Souffleurs d’Ecume and the GIS3M, invites youth to present initiatives designed to reduce the risk of ship strikes in the Pelagos Sanctuary.

Click pdf here  to download the participation modalities in the French version. 

For more information, click on the following link: http://initiatives-pelagos.fr

 

With the end of the lockdown and the progressive restarting of sea activities, the Permanent Secretariat of the Pelagos Agreement wishes to remind seafarers of the importance to respect the Code of good conduct for cetaceans sighting, in order to protect marine mammals from disturbances.

Let’s make sure that this activity does not constitute a source of disturbance for species. Each of us can contribute to marine mammal protection in the waters of the Pelagos Sanctuary!

For more information, click here.

If you with to convey the values promoted by the Agreement for the protection of cetaceans in the Sanctuary, become a Pelagos Ambassador by clicking here.

 

Due to the current health situation and measures adopted by governments to combat the spread of Coronavirus - COVID-19, the conference "From land to cetaceans, a waste’s route" scheduled in Monaco on Friday, March 20th 2020 at 6.30 pm is cancelled and postponed to a later date.

In the framework of the project “Biological and toxicological contamination of cetaceans in the Pelagos Sanctuary: assessment, origin, monitoring and mitigation”, funded by the Permanent Secretariat of the Pelagos Agreement, GIS3M organizes the conference: “From land to cetaceans: a waste’s route”, in Monaco, on Friday, March 20th, 2020 at 6.30 pm. 

To register to the conference, click on: https://www.weezevent.com/cetaces-monaco-2  

 
Click pdf here to download the press release in French version.

On February 18th, 2020, the municipality of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and the Communauté d'Agglomération de la Riviera Française (CARF - Public Intermunicipal Cooperation Institute) signed the Pelagos Partnership Charter,  confirming their intention to commit to the protection of the marine mammals of the Pelagos Sanctuary. 

To date, the Pelagos Partnerhip Charter counts 149 signatories municipalities and 3 french Public Intermunicipal Cooperation Institutes. 

We thank Roquebrune-Cap-Martin and the Communauté d'Agglomération de la Riviera Française and wish them a warm welcome!

In the framework of the project “Biological and toxicological contamination of cetaceans in the Pelagos Sanctuary : assessment, origin, monitoring and mitigation” funded by the Permanent Secretariat of the Pelagos Agreement, the 2nd international workshop on cetaceans' contamination in the area of the Sanctuary will be held on February 19th 2020 in Diano Marina (Italy, Imperia Province). 

Click pdf here  to download the workshop agenda.

The french animation team of the Pelagos Agreement, in partnership with the WWF, organizes the "Stop strikes" contest. This contest is aimed at youth, who can join the initiative, from February 3rd to May 8th, 2020.

Click  pdf here  to download the participation modalities in the French version. 

For more information : http://initiatives-pelagos.fr 

 

 

The 12th Technical and Scientific Committee of the Pelagos Agreement, chaired by Mr. Alain Barcelo, was held on Thursday January 23rd 2020 at the Oceanographic Museum in Monaco.

The meeting took place in the presence of three Parties’ representatives (France, Italy, Principality of Monaco) to the Technical and Scientific Committee and numerous observers (ACCOBAMS, WWF France, Legambiente Onlus, Tethys Research Institute, Souffleurs d'Ecume, CIMA Research Foundation, Marine Protected Areas of Portofino, GIS3M, Communauté de la Riviera Française).

This meeting aimed, in particular, to define the Work program and the provisional budget for the 2020-2021 biennium, as well as the progress status of the international projects funded by the Permanent Secretariat of the Pelagos Agreement and the evaluation of management measures proposals identified in order reduce threats of anthropogenic origin in the Sanctuary area.

The Technical and Scientific Committee thus formulated recommendations, which will be submitted to the next Meeting of the Parties to the Pelagos Agreement, to be held in Italy in 2020.