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.

View the infographic, key highlights and full report here

How can we all use these report findings to influence European policy to help protect marine mammals?  Join the conversation on Twitter on our ORCA page:  using the hashtag: #SOEC