Planning for the protection of the Mediterranean monk seal at Andros

One of the most interesting and challenging facts about the endangered Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) is its distribution: the populations of the species live in the eastern Mediterranean Sea and off the coasts of Africa in the northern Atlantic and are separated by more than 4000 km. Because of this distance, opportunities for cooperation between the teams working with these separated monk seal populations have been limited. However, the LIFE Andros Park project has managed to bridge this distance and bring MOm, the team working with monk seals in Greece and CBD Habitat, the team working with Mediterranean Monk Seals at Cabo Blanco in Mauritania, closer. Within the framework of the project the two teams will share experience and knowledge in monitoring Mediterranean monk seals; more specifically, MOm and…
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Plastic in coasts and nests

In November, the first samplings were conducted to assess the abundance of plastic and microplastics in coastal areas of the program. The visit was carried out by the project team at Kremmydes Beach which, in addition to the sampling, it was cleaned. (more…)
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