- FROM GREECE TO THE WORLD
- YEAR OF GRANT
- CATEGORYSOCIAL WELFARE
- ORGANIZATION LOCATIONParis
- GRANT LOCATIONGREECE
- ORGANIZATION WEBSITEwww.cousteaudivers.org
For the establishment of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Santorini. This can be achieved through the prohibition of fishing in the area. Studies show that the establishment of an MPA could result in an increase of 21% in diversity, 28% in the size of organisms, 166% in density, and 446% in biomass, relative to unprotected areas nearby. Apart from the beneficial environmental effects, tourism is also expected to be positively affected, by allowing visitors to observe the rich underwater environment.
Cousteau Divers was established in 2010 by the youngest son of Jean-Jacques Cousteau, Pierre-Yves. Its mission is to study and protect oceans, worldwide.