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International Bycatch Meeting October 2022

International Bycatch Meeting October 2022

International Bycatch Meeting October 2022 Spain  From the 4th to 6th October 2022, IUCN-Centre for Mediterranean Collaboration (IUCN-Med), in collaboration with BirdLife Europe & Central Asia, ACCOBAMS, FAO-GFCM, MEDASSET, UNEP/MAP- SPA/RAC and WWF...

Mediterranean Monk Seal Cave Cleanup 

Mediterranean Monk Seal Cave Cleanup 

Mediterranean Monk Seal Cave Cleanup   ***Greek text follows*** Sea caves are considered as the most crucial habitats in the life cycle of the Mediterranean monk seal. These remote and often inaccessible caves are used for resting, pup bearing and nurturing....

“The Blue Conference”

“The Blue Conference”

***Greek text follows*** "The Blue Conference"-Creative environmental awareness workshops for children. Designed and facilitated by Rebecca Katsaris (educator) & Chloe Finn (illustrator /sketch artist). Description:The more us humans keep forgetting the importance...

What is the bycatch of vulnerable species and why do we care?

What is the bycatch of vulnerable species and why do we care?

What is the bycatch of vulnerable species and why do we care?  A recent incident with a Bluntnose sixgill shark (Hexanchus griseus), that was incidentally caught on a tourist fishing vessel in Larnaca, received lots of attention from the media and press in...

Meet the sea & dive against debris event at Ayia Napa Harbour

Meet the sea & dive against debris event at Ayia Napa Harbour

Meet the sea & dive against debris event at Ayia Napa Harbour   It is well known that marine litter is one of the biggest global threats to the health of the world’s coastal areas, oceans and fresh water with adverse consequences on our well-being and...

Dekelia beach cleanup

Dekelia beach cleanup

Dekelia beach cleanupMore than 200 kilos of rubbish, including machinery, carpets, and car tyres, were collected during a clean-up of the seabed and beach in the areas of Xylotymbou and Pyla and the British Base of Dhekelia on the 27th of August 2021. The clean-up was...

Workshop on safe handling and release of vulnerable species

Workshop on safe handling and release of vulnerable species

Workshop on safe handling and release of vulnerable speciesThe incidental capture of vulnerable species, also known as bycatch, including taxa like sharks and rays, sea turtles, marine mammals, sea birds as well as benthic marine organisms like corals and sponges, is...

14/9/2021: Ecology Day  Ecology, the known unknown

14/9/2021: Ecology Day Ecology, the known unknown

14/9/2021: Ecology Day Ecology, the known unknownEcology is probably one of the most misunderstood fields of science, due to the fact that it is often been confused with ideologies, trends or even political views. Due to its direct connection with the general public,...