Save the Wave: Marine Ecosystems under threat

How would we really feel, if we were told that we are eating our own waste?

How aware are we of the fact that the world population eats toxin-saturated fish?

Anthropic activities undoubtedly change environment rapidly and all living beings are being affected by this.

Marine debris is nowadays one of the most widespread pollution problems. In fact, bad management of waste causes pollution and more than 8 million tons of plastic are dumped in oceans every year. As a consequence, species go extinct faster than ever: animals are surrounded by waste and 1 in 3 species of marine mammals has been found entangled in marine litter. Facts indicate that over 90% of all seabirds have plastic pieces in their stomach and every sea creature is swallowing the seawater soup instilled with toxic chemicals from plastic decomposition…

Micro-pollution is even more present and encompasses more than plastic, including metals, glass, and other materials. The world population eats toxin-saturated fish.

In essence, humans are eating their own waste…

The aim of the “Save the Wave” project, under the frame of the Erasmus+ programme, is to share knowledge and experience in marine biodiversity conservation strategy, reflect on sustainable development environmental aspects, discuss about marine ecology and learn more about marine biology.

For the purposes of this project, 21 young people from Croatia, Greece and Portugal will meet twice, at the end of June 2018 and middle September 2018, to search together for answers to marine pollution problems, find the differences among several marine ecosystems in flora and fauna, and exchange good practices on recycling and sustainable development in coastal zone.

The activities of both meetings in Poreč (Croatia) and Madeira (Portugal) will include presentations, research, analyzing, group and individual work, storytelling.

Coordinator of the “Save the Wave” project is “Udruga Prizma” in Croatia

( and partners are the “Teatro Metaphora” in Portugal

( and “Dione” local development centre in Greece (

For more information, you can contact:

Silvestar Petrov

Vaso Charitopoulou

José António Rodrigues