Rome, Italy – 16 years after its establishment, The Pelagos Sanctuary is still neither effective nor efficient. The agreement that established Pelagos is legally weak: governance of the area does not allow the development of a truly international form of management. In addition, resources needed to manage the Sanctuary in an efficient and effective manner are insufficient.
WWF launched today an appeal on behalf of the Mediterranean’s most extensive protected area, covering 4% of the entire basin and home to the fin whale, the sperm whale and dolphins, addressing the governments which in 1999 signed the agreement for the establishment of the Pelagos sanctuary. The appeal bears the signatures of the Prince Albert II Foundation of Monaco, IUCN and MedPAN along with 17 other French, Italian and Monegasque NGOs including Greenpeace, Legambiente, Tethys, Marevivo. READ MORE >> mediterranean.panda.org/?242530/A-call-for-Pelagos-Sanctuary-in-the-Mediterranean