Polina Venka, Manya Russo, Nathaniel Attard
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MOKEN Travels, MALTA – GOZO – COMINO – THE BEST DIVING OF THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA
Stunning Sea Turtles Tropical Paradise – With baby Turtles for Sea & Turtles Lovers
The environmental leaders are calling
to protect our seas!
Our seas are as beautiful as they are fragile. They are a source of food, energy and life, yet human pressure shakes the ecological balance of the marine ecosystems.
The Mediterranean Sea is one of the richest and most diverse habitats, it is home for up to 18% of the world’s marine biodiversity, including thousands of species which are endemic to the sea basin. It is vital to preserve and appreciate these treasures of nature. Everyone should step in and do their part to save our seas which we are so much dependent on.
In this video, we asked the environmental leaders why it is so important to protect marine life. Let’s hear the voices for our seas from Malta’s Minister for Environment, Energy and Enterprise Miriam Dalli, and Malta’s Ocean Ambassador for the UN’s 2021-2030 Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development Prof. Alan Deidun.
This video is prepared as a part of the cross-Mediterranean project LIFE PanPuffinus! uniting the partners from Greece, France, Malta, Spain and Portugal to work for the conservation of vulnerable Balearic and Yelkouan Shearwaters – the endemic seabirds of the Mediterranean.
Collaboration between fishers and NGOs to protect shearwaters
This video was produced by LPO for the launch of the LIFE PanPuffinus! project.
In this video, Alain Bougrain Dubourg, LPO’s President, and Christian Molinero, President of the French Fisheries Committee involved in this project (CRPMEM PACA), present their motivation to work together and highlight the importance of a collaboration between fishers and NGOs such as LPO to preserve biodiversity.
International Day for Biological Diversity 2021 video
This video was produced for International Day for Biological Diversity 2021 when BirdLife Malta and Majjistral Park joined forces to create a giant image of the Yelkouan Shearwater at Golden Bay.
This was done as part of the international event withNature2020 – a global collaborative artwork seeking to engage people with biodiversity and to urge for its protection.
You can also watch the spectacular aerial footage of the Yelkouan image which was created.
Project launch video
This video was produced for the launch of the LIFE PanPuffinus! project which was held on Friday 18 June 2021 at Salina Nature Reserve.
It provides details about the project species and also describes the project’s aims to protect these endangered shearwater species by tackling the two major threats that they face throughout their life cycles: predation by invasive mammals on land, and accidental bycatch in fishing gear at sea.
You can watch the video in English and also in Maltese.