The diversity of marine life and landscapes make the Adriatic Sea exceptional. However, at the same time, the Adriatic faces continuous and increasing challenges. Over 80% marine litter in the Adriatic Sea, mostly plastic, comes from land due to human activities. Therefore, in the Marine litter free Dalmatian Island project, we have focused on strengthening the capacity of local island communities and organizations to tackle this challenge.
Through education and capacity-building of local island communities and organizations to carry out clean-up and marine litter monitoring actions, the project aims to empower these communities to independently gather data on the distribution of marine litter.
Additionally, the goal is to enhance local and national advocacy efforts. Therefore, through the project, we aim to develop a network of local initiatives/organizations/educational institutions from Dalmatian islands interested in active engagement in collecting data on marine litter and plastic pollution, working on sustainable waste management, and implementing waste reduction principles on the islands.
- Establishing partnerships with local initiatives/organizations/educational institutions from Dalmatian islands.
- Educating and raising awareness among local island communities about marine litter and plastic pollution, sustainable waste management, and the implementation of waste reduction principles.
- Communication and advocacy activities targeting key local and national stakeholders about the impact of plastic pollution on marine life and the need for sustainable waste management and the implementation of waste reduction principles.
Project Manager: Tea Kuzmičić Rosandić, MSc in Biology and Ecology.
Email: [email protected]
Project Duration: August 15, 2023 – June 15, 2024.
Funding: The project is funded by the Dalmatian Islands Environment Foundation (DIEF), a branch of the Conservation Collective. The total value of the support is 9,940.00 EUR.