Cetaceans: Species at risk - Oceana Europe

Cetaceans: Species at risk

 

All species of cetaceans are included in protection lists such as the Habitat Directive, Bonn Convention, Bern Convention and Barcelona Convention. In spite of that, these species continue to be endangered, and they require action to be taken in order to protect them.

Oceana considers  that the declaration of  marine protected areas as set forth in the Habitat Directive can be a very useful tool to protect these species, but in addition, the limitation of the use of sonar or eliminating destructive fishing gear.