Initiative Pelagos

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.

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ABIS: Acoustics of Bergeggi ISland
Setting Sail with SOS GRAND BLEU
Explore Pelagos
TursioNet - A new approach to mitigate conflicts between dolphins and fishermen in the Pelagos sanctuary
Study of the diet and contamination of cetaceans in the Mediterranean - Blue and white dolphins and Bottlenose dolphins in the Pelagos Sanctuary -(REGALCEMED)
Pelagos Expeditions
Azur Pelagos
Research and documentary film on the relationships between humans and dolphins