Conserve and promote the Pelagos Sanctuary
The Pelagos Sanctuary is the first transboundary area in the Mediterranean dedicated to the protection of marine mammals. Covering 87,500 km2 between France, Monaco and Italy, this area is home to remarkable biodiversity. Particularly rich in plankton, it boasts various species of whales and dolphins, some of which are on the IUCN red list of threatened species. Climate change, heavy maritime traffic and heavily populated tourist destinations along most of the Sanctuary's coastline are all threats that put pressure on organisms and ecosystems. That’s why the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation (PAF2), the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas Network (MedPAN) decided to join forces to protect and conserve the Pelagos Sanctuary.