The 8th meeting of the members of ACCOBAMS (Agreement for the Conservation of Cetaceansof the Black Sea, Mediterranean and Adjacent Atlantic Area) was concluded today in Malta, with participants from 24 Mediterranean and Black Sea countries. As a member of ACCOBAMS, Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation participated in the meeting.
Our aim was to share recent important results from the ongoing recording of cetacean populations in the Aegean, but also our great concern for the survival of cetaceans.The seas of the Mediterranean are being alarmingly impacted by human activity.
Unfortunately, despite the measures and commitments announced at the Mediterranean and European levels, nothing is implemented in practice. So far nothing ensures the protection of our seas and the rare species that live in them.