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WWF BLUE PANDA

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A new vessel is sailing across the Mediterranean to bring the voice of the sea close to people.

Blue Panda will bring the voice of the Mediterranean close to the millions of local communities and tourists enjoying its natural and cultural beauties, and strengthen a movement of Mediterranean Keepers fighting for a healthier and better protected sea.

ARE YOU READY TO SET SAIL?

The Mediterranean Sea, cradle of a flourishing civilization, is under threat. Centuries of unregulated overexploitation have put its natural beauty in danger. A unique universe of plants, animals, and natural heritage needs us.
 
We are ready. A WWF boat will ride the waves across the Mediterranean in a brave and epic mission. A boat to unite the voices of people from distant shores and far-away countries, from France to Turkey, from Italy to Tunisia. It will bring these voices to the sea and return to the land filled with stories, dreams, and hopes.
 
A boat that will explore the Mediterranean with love and respect, working hard to protect its precious heritage and encouraging more and more communities to join the fight.

THE 2019 EXPEDITION

Can you imagine your favourite beach filled with plastic waste or polluted by an oil spill? Record levels of plastic pollution are threatening Mediterranean waters and impacting all marine species, while new oil and gas exploration could seriously endanger some of the most iconic protected habitats in Greece.
 
From June to November, Blue Panda will sail across seven countries in the Mediterranean, reaching many of the leading tourist coastal cities, raising awareness and mobilising more and more people to change policies and businesses to protect the Mediterranean.
 
Plenty of art, music and sport events, public stunts, and environmental initiatives will be organised by WWF teams along Blue Panda’s route.
 
Do you want to meet the Blue Panda’s crew and help save the Mediterranean? Follow us here:
 

SAY NO TO OIL DRILLING

Blue Panda will join WWF Greece to stop oil companies from drilling in the Ionian Sea. The habitats of sperm whales, monk seals and sea turtles and key tourist destinations are at threat. (LINK: Join us to save our blue paradise.)


OUT OF THE PLASTIC TRAP

Plastic threatens all marine wildlife and our health. Blue Panda will campaign to change policies, businesses and consumers’ behavior to achieve a plastic pollution free Mediterranean by 2030. (LINK : Stop Plastic Pollution)


GETTING TO KNOW CETACEANS

Blue Panda will undertake scientific research to monitor the status of cetaceans in the Pelagos Sanctuary and track their behaviour to reduce the risk of ship collision.
Meet the cetaceans.

The moment has come. We are ready to set sail. Are you?

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