Mediterranean Monk Seal
The Mediterranean Monk Seal (Monachus monachus) is one of the most endangered marine mammals in the world. The remaining population is estimated to be around 500 individuals, half of which are found in Greek waters. We are monitoring the monk seal using cameras and sighting reports. You can get involved by reporting a sighting – find out more.
Posidonia (Posidonia oceanica) is a flowering grass found at depths of 1- 40m. They are one of the largest and oldest living organisms on earth, with the oldest specimens found to be over 100,000 years old! They naturally work to reduce global warming by absorbing carbon dioxide. Find out more about how we are working to monitor and protect this crucial species.
Understanding our marine world and the interactions we have with it are key to its protection. Find our more about our education programmes with local schools, communities and visitors. Through these, we hope to empower people to engage responsibly with the oceans.
Beach and seabed cleaning
Waste is a major problem for the Mediterranean, an almost entirely enclosed sea with a large dense coastal population. We are running waste collection initiatives on land and sea. Check out some of our projects.
Over the years our team has come across animals in need of rescue or recieved reports of turtles or seals that have been injured. Hear the stories of their rescue and recovery here.