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.

On December, 19th, 2019, Grimaud officially signed the Partnership Charter for the Pelagos Sanctuary, confirming its intention to commit to the protection of the marine mammals of the Pelagos Sanctuary. 

We thank Grimaud and wish them a warm welcome!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The 12th Technical and Scientific Committee of the Pelagos Agreement will be held on Thursday January 23rd 2020 in the Principality of Monaco.

Observers wishing to take part to the meeting are invited to contact the Permanent Secretariat of the Pelagos Agreement at the following address: secretariat@pelagos-sanctuary.org no later than Monday January 3rd 2020. 

 

The Permanent Secretariat of the Pelagos Agreement participated in the 21st Conference of the Parties to the Barcelona Convention, held in Naples from December 2nd to 5th 2019.

On this occasion, the status of Specially Protected Area of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMI) has officially been renewed to the Pelagos Sanctuary.

For more information on: http://www.cop21med-italy.net

 

 

 

 

The Permanent Secretariat of the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, the Mediterranean and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS) has published a vacancy notice for the Executive Secretary position. 

The deadline set for reception of applications is December 31st 2019.

Click here to download the vacancy notice. 

 

 

 

 

The Pelagos Agreement is recruiting the Assistant of the Executive Secretary of the Pelagos Agreement.

The deadline for all submissions is December 27th 2019 by 11:59 pm (UCT/GMT + 1 hour).

To download the recruitment notice in the French version, pdf click here

To download the recruitment notice in the Italian version, pdf click here

 

The Permanent Secretariat of the Pelagos Agreement participated in the experience sharing workshop on the management of highly mobile species with the Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas, held in Akyaka (Turkey), from November 12th to 14th 2019.

On this occasion, Ms. Costanza Favilli, Executive Secretary of the Pelagos Agreement, took part in a session dedicated to the Pelagos Sanctuary as well as exchanges and synergies between the latter and the coastal Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas in the zone.

For more information: http://medpan.org/main_activities/workshops/2019-regional-experience-sharing-workshop/ 

The Permanent Secretariat of the Pelagos Agreement participated in the 7th Meeting of the Parties to the Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans of the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS), held in Istanbul (Turkey) from November 5th to 8th, 2019.

Lots of topics discussed and of importance for the Pelagos Agreement, among which the Work Programme for the triennium 2020-2022, the ACCOBAMS Survey Initiative results or the impact of underwater noise.