For the 2021- 22 school year, more than 2,300 students have already signed up to the Save The Med Foundation ‘Dos Manos Schools Programme’, during which students learn about plastic pollution, conduct a beach clean and citizen science survey to help them categorise and count thousands of plastic objects found on their local beaches. The collected data is then uploaded to a database and used by the Save The Med team to raise awareness, inform policy and develop solutions to meet issues caused by plastic pollution.
Sharks, despite their bad reputation are key to healthy and balanced ecosystems. To protect them, the Save The Med Foundation participates in the collaborative project “Stellaris Action” which aims to help recover the Balearic populations of the small, threatened Nursehound shark through a breeding and release programme which is combined with educational components and run in collaboration with the local government, rescue center, conservation organisations and fishermen. The first fifteen sharks have now been hatched and further egg hatching continues under the supervision of marine biologists.
Save The Med Foundation’s Expedition Programme allows interested members of the public to discover marine life and learn about the importance of marine protection first hand. This exclusive opportunity allows members of the public to join a crew of scientists, sailors, and educators to explore and learn how best we can work together to protect the marine ecosystems of the Balearic Sea. Watch more here.