Cinque Terre National Park and Marine Protected Area - ITALY

Project type : Reduce human pressures on cetaceans
Subtype :

MEDSEALITTER Developing Mediterranean-specific protocols to protect biodiversity from litter impact at basin and local MPAs scales. The project aims at networking representative MPAs, scientific organizations and environmental NGOs for developing, testing and applying efficient, easy to apply and cost-effective protocols to monitor and manage litter impact on biodiversity. In particular, a branch of the project will study the potential impact of floating macro marine litter on some cetacean species.
  • Institution involved :ISPRA - Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research - ITALY; Legambiente ONLUS - ITALY; University of Barcelona - SPAIN; The École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE) - FRANCE; MEDASSET - GREECE; University of Valencia - SPAIN; Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR) - GREECE; EcoOcéan Institut - FRANCE; Capo Carbonara MPA Comune di Villasimius - ITALY; Municipality of Favignana - Managing Body of Egadi Islands Marine Protected Area - ITALY.
  • Contact: Arcangeli Antonella
  • Source of funding and cofunding: Interreg MED programme 2014-2020
  • Project status: ACHIEVED
  • Starting Year: 2016
  • End Year: 2019
  • Med - Eastern Basin: Adriatic Sea
  • Med - Western Basin: Balearic Sea
  • Med - Western Basin: North West of the Basin
  • Med - Western Basin: Thyrrhenian Sea
  • Cuvier's Beaked Whale
  • Long-finned pilot whale
  • Risso's Dolphin, Grey Dolphin, tuyiin
  • Sperm Whale
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