ORCA launches its first ‘The State of European Cetaceans’ report with survey data from 2006 - 2015
30th Jan 2017
Today, ORCA launches its first 'The State of European Cetaceans' report, which is the culmination of 10 years’ worth of sightings and environmental data collected during the 376 ORCA surveys conducted between 2006-2015 using vessels of opportunity (namely ferries and cruise ships).
It summarises the distribution and range of cetacean populations in and around Europe’s waters and identifies marine areas and species that are of greatest importance.
With significant and emerging threats continuing to adversely impact these animals and their habitats, ORCA's findings are crucial in providing evidence to conserve these animals in the future.