Different civilisations have settled on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea during the past millenniums, transforming it into a good source of food and using it to create and expand commercial routes between different cities and countries. During the last centuries, tourism has become more important and every year there are more people that go to the beach. Thanks to technological progress, better and more effective fishing techniques have been developed and new navigation routes have been created. Because of this, the Mediterranean Sea is one of the busiest and most exploited seas, exerting a great amount of pressure on its habitats and the species that inhabit them. Some of them are currently listed as endangered species.
During the last decades there has been an increasing interest in the conservation of nature and the marine ecosystems. Such interest has led scientists from all over the world to develop new techniques, that make possible a more sustainable exploitation of natural resources, but also ensure the conservation of the more threatened species and habitats.
Associació Cetàcea wants to contribute to the effort maintained by thousands of people and other organizations, in order to achieve the goals mentioned above. Through proximity campaigns, focused on the Catalan coast, we want to show which are the most affected habitats and what are the main problems that the Catalan coast has to confront. We would like society to help us on these campaigns and projects.