Monk Seal conservation in the Eastern Mediterranean

The work will focus on the mapping of conflict areas between fisheries and the distribution of monk seal population based on the analysis of stranding events based on HCMR database on the stranding events in the eastern Ionian Sea and subsequently on the spatial distribution of monk seal stranding events in respect to anthropogenic factors like the small scale fishery, fish farms, suitable monk seal pupping and feeding habitat based on information produced by various HCMR projects as well as info provided by Archipelagos Cephalonia. Moreover, within the framework

Within the framework of A18 activity, it was initially planned to have story telling events added to the educational programme of the Cretaquarium and disseminate awareness material created by HCMR and ENALIA Cyprus, to schools through the Cretaquarium activities.