OceanCare is a Swiss non-profit organisation. It was founded in 1989 and has a strong commitment to realistic and cooperative initiatives. The organisation works at national and international level in the areas of marine pollution, environmental changes, fisheries, whaling, sealing, captivity of marine mammals and public education.
OceanCare holds Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) and is a partner of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), and the UNEP/CMS Agreement on the Conservation of Cetaceans in the Black Sea, Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area (ACCOBAMS), as well as UNEP/MAP. OceanCare has also been accredited as a Major Group to the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA), which is the governing body of UNEP, and is a part of the UNEP Global Partnership on Marine Litter. www.oceancare.org
The many threats in the Mediterranean:
One of the key focus regions of OceanCare is the Mediterranean Sea. In addition to endangered animal and species conservation projects, OceanCare is combatting marine plastic pollution and the growing threat of underwater noise pollution caused by military sonar, oil and gas explorations and shipping. “Save Moby” is an innovative whale warning system, which is currently being developed with scientists from all over Europe so save the last 200 sperm whales in south-eastern Greece from fatal ship collisions. You can find more information here.