WWF Mediterranean

For nature. For people.

You don’t need us to tell you how precious the Mediterranean is.
Turquoise seas. Emerald forests. Crystal waters. The jewels of the Mediterranean have dazzled since the dawn of civilization. And its natural riches continue to sustain and delight millions of people today.
At WWF Mediterranean, we treasure the Med as much as you do. That’s why we’re working across the region to protect the landscapes and seascapes we all love, and to make sure nature and people can thrive together – now and always.

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Marine Protected Areas

The Mediterranean Sea is as beautiful as it is fragile. Today it is under threat. Marine Protected Areas are among the most effective tools we can use to bring about a positive change.

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Time is running out to save sharks and rays, with over a third of species pushed toward extinction by overfishing

A major study re-assessing the IUCN Red List status for all sharks, rays and chimeras reveals that over 1/3 of all these species are now at risk of ...

07 Sep 2021 Read more »
Plastic bottles on a beach in Cerro Tijeretas on San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador

Societal cost of plastic produced just in 2019 revealed at US$3.7 trillion

These costs for plastic produced in 2040 will rise to US$7.1 trillion unless urgent action is taken.

06 Sep 2021 Read more »
Oil spill in Syria, September 2021

WWF Statement on the oil spill off the coast of Syria

WWF is deeply concerned about the oil leakage that occurred in Syria about a week ago. This preventable incident will have immediate and long-term ...

01 Sep 2021 Read more »
Socio-economic impacts of the EU Common Fisheries Policy - An evaluation of the European Union fishing fleet and options for the future

Half of EU fishers earn under national minimum wage

While many EU fisheries are failing to break even, tax exemptions that fuel unsustainable practices are putting the whole sector at risk.

19 Jul 2021 Read more »
WWF Blue Panda Journey 2021

WWF launches 5-month sailing journey to unveil Mediterranean marine treasures and free them from ghost gear

After a year of forced pause due to the pandemic, the Blue Panda, WWF’s Mediterranean Marine Initiative sailboat, is ready to set sail for a ...

25 Jun 2021 Read more »

Anne Rémy

Director of Communications and Corporate Relations
WWF Mediterranean, Rome
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