We are pleased to announce a new collaboration between our organization and the Ventotene and Santo Stefano Islands Natural Marine Protected Area for the study of cetaceans, as well as the recent twinning between the MPA Regno di Nettuno and the MPA of Ventotene.
The agreement between the two MPAs aims to protect the submarine canyon of Cuma, the critical habitat of several species of cetaceans and in particular of the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus).
The sperm whale Mediterranean population has been classified as endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
The waters of Ischia and Ventotene and the whole system of the canyon of Cuma have been recognized by IUCN as Important Marine Mammal Area.