The Scientific and Technical Committee of the Pelagos Agreement holds its Extraordinary meeting on Monday 5th, and Friday 9th, July 2021 by videoconference.

This meeting takes place in the presence of representatives of the three Member States (France, Italy, Principality of Monaco) and a large number of observers (ACCOBAMS, RAMOGE, CPMR, MIRACETI, CIMA Research Foundation, OceanCare, ETC-UMA, WWF France, etc.).

On this occasion, the next Management Plan (2022-2027) of the Agreement, which provides a new vision for the implementation of activities in the Sanctuary, the Working program and provisional budget for the 2022-2023 biennium will be discussed. Furthermore, the Scientific and Technical Committee will take note of the progress of the international projects funded by the Agreement. Proposals for management measures, developed with the aim of reducing anthropogenic threats in the Sanctuary area, will also be studied.

Finally, the Scientific and Technical Committee will formulate Recommendations to be submitted to the next Meeting of the Parties to the Pelagos Agreement, to be held at the end of 2021.

On June 21st, 2021, the French animation team of the Pelagos Sanctuary, along with its partners WWF France and MIRACETI, gave the prizes to Le Revest-les-eaux winners of the "Stop strikes" contest.

Welcomed in the hall of the Société des Régates de Toulon, the morning was rich with the program:

  • commented visit on board of the Blue Panda on the thematic of ship strikes and plastic pollution with WWF France;
  • quiz on cetaceans with the French animation team of the Pelagos Sanctuary;
  • discovery of cetaceans' anatomy and physiology with MIRACETI.

The objective: make young people aware that their change of consumption mode will have a major impact on the environment.

For more information: 

https://initiatives-pelagos.fr/?PagePrincipale 
https://www.sanctuaire-pelagos.org/en/ 

 

 

The Newsletter no.18 of the French Party of the Pelagos Agreement is online. To download the French version of the 2021 Newsletter, please  pdf click here .

The French Party of the Agreement wishes you a happy reading!

 

 

On Tuesday, June 15th, 2021, the Pelagos Agreement signed the Declaration “Ecosystem-based approaches for biodiversity protection and management”.

This approach considers the full interactions within an ecosystem rather than single issues and includes the human activities as part of the system.

The Declaration’s key points are the following:

  • recognize the value of, and the threats in, the Mediterranean;
  • engage the dialogue and the cooperation with all the stakeholders;
  • exchange good practices and experiences;
  • activate cooperation mechanisms for an effective biodiversity conservation;
  • the importance of transboundary actions.

 Citizens can also sign it up! To access the Declaration, click on the following link: https://form.jotform.com/91842264469971

 

The deadline for the public consultation on the final draft of the Management Plan (2022-2027) of the Pelagos Agreement is extended until Monday, May 31st, 2021.

You can fill-in and modify the questionnaire by clicking here

You are not obliged to respond to all the questions.

Click pdf here to download the Management Plan and Action Plan (2022-2027) of the Agreement (in French and Italian version).

Your contribution is important for the future of the Pelagos Sanctuary! 

The Extraordinary meeting of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Pelagos Agreement will be held on Monday, July 5th and Friday, July 9th, 2021 by videoconference.

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 Tuesday, June 1st, 2021. 

The results of the Public consultation on the Pelagos Sanctuary, conducted in November 2020 and carried out in the framework of the assessment on the current Management Plan (2016-2022) and the new Management Plan (2022-2027) of the Agreement, are online.

After two weeks of consultation, more than 180 persons responded to the questionnaire: from representatives of the Parties to the Agreement to researchers, to sea users and International Organizations, the responses demonstrated a real interest in the Sanctuary and a strong desire to contribute to the achievement of the Agreement's objectives.

Click pdf here to download the results of the Public consultation on the Pelagos Sanctuary. 

The consultation for the assessment of the 2016-2022 Management Plan and the drafting of the 2022-2027 Management Plan of the Pelagos Agreement reached its conclusion.

You can give your opinion and formulate suggestions on the final draft of the Management Plan (2022-2027) of the Pelagos Agreement by clicking here to fill-in the questionnaire.

This questionnaire can be filled-in and modified until May 24th, 2021. You are not obliged to respond to all the questions.

The data gathered will be confidential and will furnish suggestions to further refine the Management Plan of the Agreement.

Click pdf here to download the Management Plan and Action Plan (2022-2027) of the Agreement (in French and Italian version).

Participate to the consultation! Your contribution is important for the future of the Pelagos Sanctuary.

On Tuesday April 27th, 2021, a young individual of Grey whale (Eschrichtius robustus) has been observed off the ligurian coast.

This is an extraordinary event because the Grey whale is not one of the regularly observed species in the Pelagos Sanctuary.

In order not to generate disturbances, it is of major importance to respect the ACCOBAMS/Pelagos Code of good conduct: https://www.sanctuaire-pelagos.org/en/raising-awareness/code-of-good-conduct

It is recalled that it is possible to convey the values promoted by the Agreement for the protection of cetaceans in the Sanctuary. To become a Pelagos Ambassador, click here

The Pelagos Agreement is an associated partner of the Interreg Med - Plastic Busters MPAs project, which aims to preserve the biodiversity of natural ecosystems through actions to fight against marine litter.

It is within this framework that one virtuous Italian and French municipalities, signatories of the Pelagos Partnership Charter and located in the area where the monitoring had been carried out, are given the opportunity to apply one or more management measures identified in the project.

The Municipalities of Vecchiano (Italy, Pisa Province) and Saint-Florent (France, Haute-Corse) have expressed their interest in participating to the project and will thus be able to benefit from the expertise of a Consultant made for a free implementation of the above-mentioned management measures during the summer 2021.

The Pelagos Agreement congratulates the Municipalities of Vecchiano and Saint-Florent for their commitment! 

For more information on the Interreg Med - Plastic Busters MPAs project: https://plasticbustersmpas.interreg-med.eu