Biodiversity protection

Mediterranean biodiversity is one of the richest worldwide. It is home to 25-30% of the world’s endemic species and 10% of the world’s marine species, although the Mediterranean Sea accounts for less than 1% of the world’s ocean surface. Most of these species are threatened mainly due to human activities, various forms of pollution and climate change.

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Citizen science

As part of its efforts to preserve biodiversity, the RAMOGE Agreement is asking divers in the RAMOGE area to collect data on the conservation status of some emblematic species such as the Brown meagre, the Grouper, Pinna nobilis, Patella ferruginea and Cystoseira.

The RAMOGE working group scientists have produced five description sheets on the five species. The information gathered will enable them to increase their knowledge of the conservation status of these species and to propose protection measures.