4 february Rome (Italy) Meeting of the Pelagos Sanctuary National Focal Points
28 march Marseille (France) Training for authorities at sea on ship strikes  supported by French part of the Pelagos Sanctuary
5 april Liège (Belgium) Workshop "scientific progress on cetaceans and perspectives in the Pelagos Sanctuary"
9 april Paris (France) Conference debate "Cetaceans of Pelagos Sanctuary: issue and protection"
29-30 october Monaco Workshop on cetacean live stranding
9-11 november Adélaide (Australia) 3rd International Conference on Marine Mammals MPA
12-19 november Sydney (Australia) Word Congress of the IUCN Parks
27-28 november Genoa (Italy) 7th Technical and Scientific Committee of the Pelagos Sanctuary
January 29-30 Genoa Extraordinary session of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Pelagos Sanctuary
June 4-5 Rome Sixth Meeting of the Parties of the Pelagos Sanctuary
June 23-24 Monaco Monaco Blue Initiative
September 18 Hyères Third National Committee of the French Part of the Pelagos Sanctuary
September 26 Monaco Awareness day for shipowners – ship strikes and REPCET system – as part of Monaco Yacht Show
October 3 Genoa Invitation to sign the Pelagos Charter as part of the ‘il mare è sempre più blu’ event at the Genoa Boat Show
October 21-27 Marseille Third World Marine Protected Areas Congress
October 30-31 Monaco Sixth Scientific and Technical Committee of the Pelagos Sanctuary


The Principality of Monaco is the depositary of the agreement establishing the Sanctuary for Marine Mammals in Mediterranean Sea, signed in Rome the 25th November 1999 and that has been made enforceable by the order n. 15258 of 18/02/2002.

The Monegasque delegation is composed of representatives of the following organizations:

National Activities

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Mrs. Céline Impagliazzo
National Focal Point of the Monegasque Part of the Pelagos Agreement

Department of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Ministère d'État

Place de la Visitation

Tel.: +377 98 98 86 60

Calendar of regional and international events of the current year, related to the marine mammals.

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Italy, in its Act of Ratification of the Agreement (L. 391 11/10/2001) has assigned the Presidency of the National Steering Committee of the Agreement to the Ministry of Environment and Protection of Land. This committee is composed of the following representatives:

This committee, appointed by the Decree 46/3/03 of the Ministry of Environment and Protection of Land has been provided with an own budgets, repeated each year, for operating the Committee itself.

National activities

The Italian Agreement ratification Law n.391 11th October 2001 had provided a budget, repeated each year, for implementing National activities related to management, research and implementation actions of the Agreement.

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Dr. Oliviero Montanaro
National Focal Point of the Pelagos Sanctuary Italian Part

Ministero dell'Ambiente, della Tutela del Territorio e del Mare
Direzione Generale per la Protezione della Natura e del Mare
Divisione VI Tutela dell’ambiente marino e costiero
Via Cristoforo Colombo, 44
IT 00147 Rome (ITALY)

Tel.: +39 06 57221 - Fax: +39 06 57 22 84 24