Save the Med aims to contribute to the development of a network for the protection of protected marine areas, as well as working to help the ecosystem regain balance and well-being. The scientific teams and divers use cutting-edge science to create a network of Protected Marine Areas (PMAs) around the Balearic Islands, with the aim of restoring the Mediterranean Sea's biodiversity so that it can prosper harmoniously.
We seek to increase our current knowledge of species - some potentially vulnerable - in order to protect both them and their habitat, and we focus our efforts on the recovery and prosperity of local ecosystems. With these projects and initiatives, we aim to inspire the community to find innovative solutions to help care for the marine environment.
One example of this is the work carried out by Save the Med and Fundación Jesús Serra. We both work on the Changemakers at Sea project: a programme that emerged from the combination of scientific research and the most innovative educational projects. We encourage participants, aged between 15 and 18 and who are part of the "Dos Manos" (Two Hands) school programme, to take action to combat plastic pollution - one of the greatest threats to our oceans. Participants will have the opportunity to earn a week on board the research vessel Toftevaag as part of the crew, helping in the study of whales, dolphins, turtles, seabirds and plastics in the marine ecosystem.