It has been a year since Project Wildsea Europe kicked off. After twelve months of intense meetings, discussions, reflections and very hard work, we finally and proudly can announce the launch of Wildsea.eu – the Project’s website and one of its key actions!
Wildsea.eu shows the tip of the iceberg of Europe’s rich, amazing and mostly unknown marine biodiversity. It portrays some of Europe’s most emblematic marine species, as well as the coastal towns and regions that thrive with their presence. But most of all, it sheds light on an emerging tourism sector that is shaping around the curiosity and wonder that the marine world awakens in each and every one of us. You haven’t noticed? All around coastal Europe, local tourism operators are inviting visitors from all around the World to come and share the beauty of a realm that has been long hidden behind the mainstream tourism scenes in Europe: the Ocean.
Going out to sea to find killer whales. Diving to enjoy the beauty of gorgeous corals. Snorkelling through ancient gardens of Posidonia meadows. Kayaking at sea and sighting the second-largest fish in the World! It sounds like something that you would do during your holidays far, far away, doesn’t it? Well, it is all happening in Europe, right now. And we want you to notice. We want you to know. And we want you to experience it!
Wildsea Europe is a network of European tourism destinations, travel agents & tourism operators, marine protected areas and NGOs working together to nurture ocean literacy and to spread love and respect for the seas through responsible tourism. A dynamic platform aiming to give visibility to marine research & conservation efforts and to encourage citizen science in tourism activities. But most of all, it is a window-shop displaying the best offer of marine wildlife adventures that you can experience in Europe, allowing you to thrive at sea and to make responsible contact with marine species in the wild. So please dig in to find some exciting proposals! There is a lot more to come, but you can already start dreaming about your next marine wildlife adventure. Europe is going wild! Are you ready? Hop aboard and join the family!