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The Blue Panda will bring the voice of the Mediterranean Sea 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.


The Mediterranean Sea, cradle of a flourishing civilization and rich marine biodiversity, is under threat. Centuries of unregulated overexploitation have put its natural bounty in danger. A unique universe of plants, animals, and cultural heritage needs us.

We are ready. It is our hope that the Blue Panda will bring the underwater universe closer to those far from it and engage people to take action for ocean conservation, from France to Turkey, from Italy to Tunisia.

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 moment has come.

We are ready to set sail. Are you?


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 and protected habitats in Greece.

From June to November, the Blue Panda will sail across seven countries in the Mediterranean, doing scientific research at sea on the status of threatened marine wildlife and habitats, and reaching many of the leading tourist coastal cities to raise awareness and mobilise people to protect the Mediterranean against the threats of plastic and oil pollution.

Plenty of art, music and sport events, public stunts, and environmental initiatives will be organised by WWF teams along the Blue Panda’s route.

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A new sailing expedition will cross the Mediterranean to bring the beauty of the underwater universe close to people and mobilize them for its protection.

© Maite Baldi / WWF