The Newsletter no.17 of the French Party of the Pelagos Agreement is online. To download the French version of the 2020 Newsletter, please pdf click here .

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On the occasion of the World Oceans Day on June 8th, 2020, Ms. Costanza Favilli, Executive Secretary of the Pelagos Agreement, has been invited by WWF Italy to speak on the theme of the importance of the Pelagos Sanctuary, in a series of videoconferences entitled “AperiPelagos: curiosities on cetaceans in the Mare Nostrum”, broadcasted on WWF Italy’s social networks.

The Executive Secretary launched this series introducing the Pelagos Agreement, its origins, its Bodies and its scientific activities.

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watch video in Italian language. 

 

In the framework of its awareness-raising activities, the RAMOGE Agreement launched its international photography contest entitled “RAMOGE – Mankind and the Sea” on the occasion of the World Oceans Day, Monday June 8th, 2020.

The contest will run until September 15th 2020, under the auspices of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP). An internationally renowned jury, composed of Greg Lecoeur (“Nature photographer of the Year” – National Geographic, 2016), Sergio Pitamitz (“Environmental photojournalist of the Year” – NPPA, 2016) and Pierluigi Rizzato (8-times winner of the FIAP Nature World Cup), will judge the participants’ pictures under 4 categories, 3 for adults (Free theme, Mankind and the Sea, RAMOGE Area) and 1 for youth (under 21 years old).

 For more information: www.ramoge.org/ConcoursPhoto

   

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!