16 Jul Triton Research has 3 LIFE international projects for the protection of the Mediterranean Sea approved, starting in the coming months
The 3 initiatives, coordinated in their elaboration by the LIFE experts of Triton Research, were developed together with management bodies of protected areas and research bodies operating on marine biodiversity in the countries bordering the Mediterranean. Two of these proposals fall under the Nature and Biodiversity program, while one in the LIFE Governance and Information program.
The common factor of the project ideas is the conservation of rare or threatened marine species (including cetaceans, sea turtles and Pinna nobilis) and the promotion of the European Natura 2000 Network of marine areas, also trying to raise the awareness of the most relevant stakeholders to knowledge of the key actions to protect them. All dealt with from an innovative, efficient and large-scale perspective, respect to ongoing initiatives.
An added value of these projects is also the presence of an international and qualified partnership, involving national organizations from Italy, Spain, France, Slovenia, Greece, France, Albania, Malta which benefited from the support of Triton for the design of the projects and who will rely on Triton for the communication and technical management aspects of the projects. The overall budget of the projects, lasting 4 years, is about 10 million euros, which will be mostly covered by the European LIFE funding, of which the new call has just come out.