The French coordination team of the Pelagos Sanctuary – Port-Cros National Park in France just released a video to promote an eco-responsible approach of marine mammals. This video has 4 objectives:

  1. Raise public awareness on whale watching and its impacts.
  2. Promote operators that are labeled High Quality Whale Watching®
  3. Offer the general public the opportunity to make an individual commitment as a Pelagos Ambassador.
  4. Remind people of the regulations in force: since 1 January 2021, approaching cetaceans within less than 100m is considered as an intentional disturbance and is therefore prohibited within the Pelagos Sanctuary and any other Marine Protected Area.

This video is in French but automatic subtitles in your desired language can easily be turned on on youtube. Just click on the subtitles icon to turn them on and then click on the small cogwheel (settings) and choose subtitles and then click on auto-translate…. It’s not perfect but it will give you a good idea of the content…

“For an eco-responsible approach to marine mammals”
Copyright: French coordination team of the Pelagos Sanctuary – Port-Cros National Park.
Financed by the Ministry of Ecological Transition
Produced by Regard du Vivant – 2020, with the support of the TOTAL Foundation.