The main objective of the project is to improve awareness and conserve the monk seal in the Madeira archipelago in order to ensure its long-term survival.
The main aims of the “LIFE Madeira Monk Seal” project are:
- To provide greater protection for the sites used by the monk seal.
- Reduce the threat and disturbance caused by fishermen, tourism operators, tourists, and the general population.
- Increase the Madeira Natural Park Service’s capacity to intervene in the event of threats or dangers to the seals and adopt a conservation plan for the monk seal in Madeira.
- Develop a conservation status surveillance system for the species and its habitat in Madeira, using non-invasive methods.