Urgent call
   
  Synthesis
  Signatories of the call
  The decline
  Conservation needs
 

What should be done

  Challenges and benefits
 
  The Mediterranean common dolphin
  Disappearing Dolphins VIDEO
  Background information
  Credits
 
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  Synthesis  
     
 

Scientific research documented ecosystem damage caused by overfishing in the Greek waters east of Lefkada and around the island of Kalamos - a Natura 2000 area.

This resulted in ecosystem collapse and decline of marine megafauna including formerly abundant short-beaked common dolphins.

Local and regional non-governmental organisations have joined forces to call for urgent fisheries management action that may result in ecosystem recovery, protect biodiversity, preserve fish stocks, and ensure the long-term sustainability of fisheries in the area.

 

 

 

Contents

Signatories of the call
The decline
Conservation needs
What should be done
Challenges and benefits

The Mediterranean common dolphin
Disappearing Dolphins VIDEO
Background information
Credits