Saving the Black Sea
Issue 8, June 2005
Official Publication of the Commission on the Protection of the Black Sea Against Pollution and the
GEF Ecosystems Recovery Project
Towards a new European Thematic Strategy on the Protection and Conservation of the Marine Environment [>>]
EC Assistance to the Black Sea Commission [>>]
BSC and UNEP Take Action Against the Marine Litter [>>]
The Implementation of the Black Sea Strategic Action Plan – A Bulgarian Perspective [>>]
Turkey Implements the Black Sea Strategic Action Plan [>>]
Protection and rehabilitation of the Black and Azov Seas in Ukraine [>>]
Black Sea Contingency Plan to the Protocol on Cooperation in Com-bating Pollution of the Black Sea by Oil and Other Harmful Sub-stances in Emergency Situations [>>]
Cooperation between Black Sea and Baltic Sea Experts [>>]
Black Sea GIS [>>]
Ukraine – Key Events in Environ-mental Management [>>]
Georgian Black Sea is important wintering habitat of cetaceans [>>]
Results of EuropeAid Project 2002 – 2004 in Russian Federation [>>]
The Black Sea "Shell Palace” [>>]
Black Sea Action Day [>>]
ICZM Progress in Romania [>>]
Black Sea Biodiversity and Landscape Conservation [>>]
International Black Sea Day: an Event for the Whole Public [>>]
From Black to Blue: A Sea Being Saved [>>]
The Black Sea "Shell Palace» is an awareness and educational project developed within the UNDP-GEF Black Sea Ecosystem Recovery Project with support of NEPCO (the Netherlands).
The project targets teaching children about the shared environmental dangers they face.
It will help the children to strengthen their collective thinking and improve their wider understanding and knowledge of the environment, ecosystems, and the Black Sea.
A beautiful inflatable seashell palace has been designed that will travel between cities around the coast of the Black Sea from the summer of 2006. Children will enter the Sea Shell Palace where they will be led by actors through an imaginary undersea world.
During this interactive journey they will learn about environmental dangers facing the region. Experiencing everything from the perspective of sea creatures makes it come alive and the issues understandable.
Educating and empowering the next generation will have a long-term influence and generate a shift in the ecological thinking of future decision makers in the Black Sea countries. The United Nations’ backing is a hallmark of quality and integrity, underscoring the prestige of this educational initiative. It is already generating much interest worldwide - it will be show-cased at the GEF Third Biennial International Waters Conference (IWC) in Brazil later this year. More information about the project can be found at http://www.nepco.nl/bsap/ .
Yegor Volovik, Victor Albers