Monaco takes presidency of Pelagos Agreement

Ludovic Schultz, Head of the French Delegation, representing HE Xavier Sticker, and Cyril Gomez, Head of the Monegasque Delegation. Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC
Ludovic Schultz, Head of the French Delegation, representing HE Xavier Sticker, and Cyril Gomez, Head of the Monegasque Delegation. Photo: Manuel Vitali/DC

The handover took place on December 13 between the outgoing Presidency and the incoming Presidency of the Pelages Agreement, provided by Monaco in the person of Cyril Gomez, Director General of the Department of Public Works, Environment and Urban Development.

Cyril Gomez, Head of the Monegasque delegation, succeeded HE Xavier Sticker, Head of the French delegation, and will hold the Presidency for the next two years.

The objective of the Pelagos Agreement is to protect marine mammals and their habitats from any threat of human origin. The Sanctuary is a maritime area of 87,500 square kilometres and represents the largest marine protected area in the Mediterranean and the only international marine area dedicated to the protection of marine mammals.


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