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PELAGOS SANCTUARY

3 countries, one goal

Toto ensure a favourable conservation status of marine mammals by protecting them

and their habitats from direct or indirect negative impacts of human activities

©Aurélie Ragonnet – MIRACETI

ABOUT US

A cross-border Sanctuary for the saveguard of marine biodiversity

On November 25th, 1999, the Pelagos Agreement, creating the Sanctuary for Mediterranean Marine Mammals, was signed in Rome by France, Italy and the Principality of Monaco.

Having come into effect on February 21th, 2002, the Agreement seeks to enable the three countries to create jointly coordinated initiatives to protect marine mammals and their habitats from all sources of disturbance such as pollution, noise, accidental capture and injury, disruption, etc…

SPECIES

8 species of whales and dolphins live in the Sanctuary on a regular basis
and the monk seal can be spotted occasionally

The marine mammals of the Sanctuary have their particular lifestyle and habits and socially interact in different ways.

Striped dolphin

Globicefalissimo

ho flippato per davvero!

Bottlenose dolphin

Common dolphin

Cuvier’s beaked whale

Risso’s dolphin

Long-finned pilot whale

SPERM whale

Fin whale

Monk seal

TREATS

The Pelagos Sanctuary is an area under increasing pressure, associated with a range of human activities, creating serious problems for the marine mammal populations.

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Ship strikes

BYCATCH

UNDERWATER NOISE

Disturbance

POLLUTION

STRANDING

GET INVOLVED

The Pelagos Sanctuary belongs to everyone.
Get involved to protect marine mammals and their habitat

CITIZENS

Citizens can play a very important role in the conservation of the Sanctuary. Become a Pelagos Ambassador and spread the word for the conservation of Mediterranean marine mammals!

MUNICIPALITIES

Sign the Pelagos partnership Charter and be fully involved in the protection of the Sanctuary and its marine mammals! The role carried out by the municipalities is particularly important for protecting the coast of the Sanctuary.

©L. GORDIGIANI_TETHYS

GET INVOLVED

The Pelagos Sanctuary belongs to everyone.
Get involved to protect marine mammals and their habitat

CITIZENS

Citizens can play a very important role in the conservation of the Sanctuary. Become a Pelagos Ambassador and spread the word for the conservation of Mediterranean marine mammals!

MUNICIPALITIES

Sign the Pelagos partnership Charter and be fully involved in the protection of the Sanctuary and its marine mammals!
The role carried out by the municipalities is particularly important for protecting the coast of the Sanctuary.

©L. GORDIGIANI_TETHYS

NEWS

Sea the Blue’s Conference

On April 18th, the Pelagos Agreement took part in a conference on the conservation of marine ecosystems organised by the Sea the Blue Association, founded by six students from the EDHEC Business School in Nice as part of a pedagogical project.

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©J. PICOZZI_TETHYS

RéférenceTitleDocument
CST15_2023_Doc01_Rev04Cuvier’s beaked whales and submarine impulsive noise in the MediterraneanClick here to download
CST15_2023_Doc02Guiding principles on the working methods of the Pelagos Working GroupsClick here to download
CST15_2023_Doc10Letter of Intent to DonateClick here to download
CST15_2023_Doc14Donation Agreement Click here to download
CST15_2023_Inf04Pathways to coexistence between large cetaceans and maritime transport in the North-western Mediterranean region: Collision risks within the proposed north-western Mediterranean Particularly Sensitive Sea Area (PSSA), including the Pelagos SanctuaryClick here to download
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