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:

  1. To provide greater protection for the sites used by the monk seal.
  1. Reduce the threat and disturbance caused by fishermen, tourism operators, tourists, and the general population.
  1. 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.
  1. Develop a conservation status surveillance system for the species and its habitat in Madeira, using non-invasive methods.