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Why and where to protect 30% of the Mediterranean Sea to recover vital biodiversity and fisheries, new study reveals
Why and where to protect 30% of the Mediterranean Sea to recover vital biodiversity and fisheries, new study reveals

Mediterranean fish stocks, including the most commercially valuable hakes and groupers, could strongly recover if 30% of the sea is effectively ...

25 Feb 2021
Greece takes first measures to protect sperm whales from ship collision
Greece takes first measures to protect sperm whales from ship collision

This week, ahead of World Whale Day (21 February), the Greek government took an important step that will enhance the protection of sperm whales in ...

19 Feb 2021
Bluefin Symposium Celebrates Conservation Gains While Urging Continued Action
Bluefin Symposium Celebrates Conservation Gains While Urging Continued Action

Once fished to the point of collapse, the population of Eastern Atlantic and Mediterranean bluefin tuna has experienced several years of growth after ...

05 Feb 2021
First co-managed fishery area adopted by law in Croatia
First co-managed fishery area adopted by law in Croatia

Croatia’s government has adopted the first fishery management plans for the Telašćica and Lastovo Islands nature parks

07 Jan 2021
Sperm whale stranded in Greece calls for urgent action
Sperm whale stranded in Greece calls for urgent action

On Wednesday December 23, a sperm whale was found stranded on the beach of Freattida, close to the port of Piraeus- one of the busiest ports in the ...

24 Dec 2020
The City of Trogir joins the fight against plastic pollution in the Mediterranean
The City of Trogir joins the fight against plastic pollution in the Mediterranean

Trogir, Croatia, 30 October 2020 - After Dubrovnik, the City of Trogir is the second Croatia city to say “NO” to plastic pollution and to join WWF’s ...

30 Oct 2020
New flawed MSC certification of bluefin tuna risks reaching the Mediterranean market, warns WWF
New flawed MSC certification of bluefin tuna risks reaching the Mediterranean market, warns WWF

Today, WWF sent a public letter to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) raising concerns over the potential certification of the French SATHOAN ...

28 Oct 2020
New report from WWF says abandoned fishing gear an “immortal menace” which must be central in the fight against plastic pollution
New report from WWF says abandoned fishing gear an “immortal menace” which must be central in the fight against plastic pollution

Abandoned fishing gear is the deadliest form of plastic debris for marine life and has already driven the vaquita porpoise and other marine mammals ...

20 Oct 2020
Dubrovnik joins the fight against plastic
Dubrovnik joins the fight against plastic

The city of Dubrovnik has recently signed an agreement with the Croatian Association for Nature, Environment, and Sustainable Development Sunce and ...

07 Aug 2020
Illegal fishing of sharks and rays caught on camera in the Mediterranean
Illegal fishing of sharks and rays caught on camera in the Mediterranean

All kinds of species of sharks and rays – some of them critically endangered – are regularly illegally caught by nets and longlines in the ...

13 Jul 2020
WWF urges FAO to chart a new course for fisheries and aquaculture
WWF urges FAO to chart a new course for fisheries and aquaculture

The increase in fisheries classified as overfished by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the growing gulf between well managed and ...

08 Jun 2020
The Blue Recovery of the Mediterranean: the sea holds the future of the whole region
The Blue Recovery of the Mediterranean: the sea holds the future of the whole region

In a Mediterranean region ravaged by the COVID-19 epidemic and that is struggling to kick off an unpromising 2020 tourism season, on World Oceans Day ...

08 Jun 2020