Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus)
Mohamed bin Zayed Species project number 13056073
MOm/The Hellenic Society for the Study and Protection of the Monk Seal is a non-profit non-governmental environmental organisation established in 1988. Today, more than 8,500 members support the activities of the organisation. MOm’s mission is “the protection of the marine and coastal environment, focusing on the critically endangered Mediterranean monk seal. Key tools to accomplish this mission include the activation of the country’s institutional framework towards the conservation of nature, as well as, the provision of information and the raising of the public’s environmental awareness among citizens and stakeholders. These tools must be based on and substantiated by concrete scientific evidence”. MOm, for more than two decades, has implemented consistently and continuously specific activities at the national and local level in the following fields: •Elaboration of conservation strategies for marine and coastal sites •Promotion of the establishment of protected areas •Implementation & elaboration of management plans in protected areas •Scientific research •Surveillance and guarding of protected areas •Establishment and operation of a National Monk Seal Information Network •Rescue and rehabilitation of orphan or wounded animals •Public awareness •Environmental education in schools. MOm is member of IUCN's Seal Specialist Group since 2012.
Project 13056073 location - Greece, Europe