Observing cetaceans in their natural environment is commonly called "whale watching". Badly practiced, this activity can be a source of disturbance, while well managed, it becomes a very good tool for environmental awareness.

Within the Pelagos Sanctuary, 8 species of cetaceans are frequently observed. To respect their tranquility, the French animation team of the Pelagos Sanctuary invites you to watch this short film entitled "For an eco-responsible approach of marine mammals".

Cetaceans are protected species. Since January 1st, 2021, the approach to less than 100 meters is considered an intentional disturbance and is therefore prohibited within marine protected areas including the Pelagos Sanctuary (see amended Decree of July 1st, 2011 in French version).


Copyright : French animation team of the Pelagos Sanctuary - Port-Cros National Park
Financed by the French Ministry of Ecological Transition
Produced by Regard du Vivant - 2020 with the support of the TOTAL Foundation