The CPMR, our Geographical Commissions and our member regions joined young people in Madeira for a Beach Clean-Up.
Marine litter is a global concern, affecting all the oceans of the world. Every year, millions and millions of tonnes of litter end up in the ocean worldwide, posing environmental, economic, health and aesthetic problems. Valuable materials are polluting beaches and damaging environments, instead of being pumped back into our economy.
The CleanAtlantic project, co-funded by the European Union through the Atlantic Area Programme, aims to protect biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Atlantic Area by improving capabilities to monitor, prevent and remove marine litter.
The PANACeA project aims to improve the management of protected areas in the Mediterranean to enhance and protect biodiversity in the region. It encourages a range of people and organisations working on projects related to biodiversity and ecosystems in the Mediterranean – including managers, policymakers, socio-economic actors, civil society and the scientific community – to cooperate, share knowledge and experiences.
View PHOTOS from the Beach Clean-Up on the CPMR Facebook page.
Watch the VIDEO of the Clean-Up below: