Rome, Italy: Colossal deep-sea gas fields in the eastern Mediterranean’s Levant Sea are causing a scramble to start drilling – while concerns for irreversible damage to outstanding marine biodiversity, as well as legally binding restrictions on deep-sea exploitation, are being ignored.

“The deep-sea floor in the Levant is teeming with life of a very special and unique kind. WWF strongly condemns blind drilling on biodiversity hotspots that could cause irreversible damage,” said Dr Sergi Tudela, Head of Fisheries at WWF Mediterranean.

Quelle und mehr Informationen: „Drilling for gas in Mediterranean Sea will threaten valuable marine life, says WWF“ WWF, 10.02.11

Informationen zu dem Leviathan- Gasfeld:
Assessment of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources of the Levant Basin Province, Eastern Mediterranean

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