Love the sea and its protected sites, learning about them
Loving the sea and our Mediterranean is not so simple, if you don’t first learn about it, discovering its wonders, its treasures, and obviously also the threats that undermine its conservation.
The European Union in 1992 established the so-called Natura 2000 Network, the main instrument of the EU policy for the conservation of marine and terrestrial biodiversity. It is an ecological network spread throughout Europe created to guarantee the long-term maintenance of natural habitats and species of flora and fauna that are threatened or in danger of extinction. The Natura 2000 Network is made up of the Sites of Community Interest (SCI), which are subsequently designated as Special Conservation Areas (SACs) after a maximum of 6 years, and also includes the Special Protection Areas (SPAs) set up for the conservation of wild birds.
In Italy, all Natura 2000 sites cover a total of 32% of the national territory, specifically 19% of the emerged land, and 13% of the marine territory.
As you can see from the map, those in green are “our” marine and coastal sites of the Natura 2000 Network, as many as 288 including SPAs, SCIs and SACs, in addition to the 27 Marine Protected Areas and the 2 submerged Parks.
Our project, inspired by the love for the sea, and the desire to make our Natura 2000 marine sites known, is the beating heart of Triton and our mission: to teach the community how important and fundamental the sea is for our existence. to ensure that, knowing him, everyone learns to love and protect him.
The goal of the A-MAR project will be to spread this message at national, European and extra-European level, reaching the communities of each country.
An ambitious project, which is making use of the collaboration of many national and international partners who share our ideals and will accompany us in this wonderful adventure of dissemination and awareness.
We need each of you to make our project work! We want to document our adventures in which each of you will be the protagonist.
An inclusive project, which will attract participants of every interest group, from the simple citizen, to the local resident, from the operator of the sea, to the fisherman, to the tourist, from the naturalist photographer, to the boat owner, to the professional and non-professional diver, to the environmental educator to the nature guide.
You are ALL invited to participate in our events and initiatives which we hope will involve you to the point of falling in love with our sea and spreading our ideals to friends and relatives by creating an infinite network of sea lovers!