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Every year, 0.57 million tonnes of plastic enters Mediterranean waters - the equivalent of dumping 33,800 plastic bottles into the sea every minute. Our plastic system is broken and must be urgently fixed to protect marine wildlife and our health.

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The Mediterranean Marine Initiative aims to bring innovative approaches to marine resource management and biodiversity protection to secure a sustainable future to Mediterranean’s wildlife and people.

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The WWF Mediterranean Marine Initiative is a concerted, coordinated effort bringing together all the WWF offices in the region. Our vision is to mobilize society, engage stakeholders, help create the necessary conditions that will enable the much needed transformative changes in marine conservation.

The Mediterranean is a priority ecoregion in urgent need of conservation. It is home to rare and important marine habitats, extensive endemism and a number of endangered charismatic species.
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Many of the sea creatures we love – birds, fish, turtles and whales – die because of the plastic that’s suffocating our seas.
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