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Protecting marine ecosystems

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 Read more »
Atlantic bluefin tuna shoal, Malta

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 Read more »
Fishermen in Telascica, 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 Read more »
Stranded whale Greece

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 Read more »
The Mayor of Trogir and Sunce signing the Plastic Smart City agreement

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 Read more »
Atlantic bluefin tuna shoal, Malta

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 Read more »
Ghost gear is the deadliest form of plastic debris for marine life

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 Read more »
Dubrovnik joins the fight against plastic pollution

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 Read more »
Fisheries are on the decline in Madagascar and around the world.

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 Read more »
Greece

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 Read more »

Trial on MSC bluefin tuna certification: profit may overrule sustainability

Rome, Italy - WWF is objecting to the potential sustainability certification by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) of the first Atlantic bluefin ...

01 Jun 2020 Read more »

WWF statement on MSC’s lack of reform

With the release of the MSC’s Fisheries Certification Process v 2.2 on 25 March 2020, WWF is very concerned by the lack of overall improvements, and ...

01 Apr 2020 Read more »

Lack of impartiality a concern in the MSC Atlantic bluefin tuna certification process, says WWF

A premature MSC certification of Atlantic bluefin tuna would provide dangerous incentives to the market and consumers, warns WWF today.

26 Feb 2020 Read more »
Future of Mar Menor, Europe’s biggest salt water lagoon at stake

Future of Europe’s biggest salt water lagoon at stake

Thousands of dead fish, including European eels, one of the most endangered species, recently washed up on the coast of the saltwater Mar Menor ...

01 Dec 2019 Read more »
The Blue Panda in Morocco to stop plastic pollution

The Blue Panda’s fight against plastic reaches the frontier between Europe and Africa

After a 2200 km long journey across the Mediterranean, the Blue Panda has finally reached the last stop of our 6-month journey: we are in Tangier in ...

18 Nov 2019 Read more »
The Blue Panda in Tunisia to stop plastic pollution

The Blue Panda reached the south of the Mediterranean

The Blue Panda has reached the south of the Mediterranean: Tunisia, a balmy, sand-fringed Mediterranean coast, scented with jasmine and sea breezes, ...

27 Oct 2019 Read more »
İzmir, the second city in the Mediterranean to join WWF’s fight against plastic pollution

Izmir, the second city in the Mediterranean to join WWF’s fight against plastic pollution

Izmir is the second city in the Mediterranean to join WWF’s action against plastic pollution and to commit to stop any source of plastic leakage into ...

05 Oct 2019 Read more »
The Blue Panda is in Turkey to fight plastic pollution

Prince Islands will be one of Turkey’s pilot sites in the fight against plastic pollution

Prince Islands -an archipelago of 9 islands close to Istanbul- will be one of the first pilot sites to be included in Turkey’s national Zero Waste ...

19 Sep 2019 Read more »
The Blue Panda has entered Turkish waters

The Blue Panda in the city of legends to Stop Plastic Pollution

“Istanbul is a testimony to the fact that East and West combine cultural gracefully, or sometimes in an anarchic way, came together, and that is what ...

12 Sep 2019 Read more »
The Blue Panda for a Côte d’Azur free from plastic pollution

Let's save the Côte d’Azur from plastic pollution

Coastal activities are responsible for half of the plastic entering the sea. In the next weeks, the Blue Panda will be in the most iconic "Riviera" ...

13 Aug 2019 Read more »