Key figures of Status of MPAs in the Mediterranean 2012
Key figures of Status of MPAs in the Mediterranean 2012 © MedPAN

According to the "Status of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean" published in 2012, Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean display the following characteristics: 

The information on Mediterranean MPAs is now more accurate, they have been geo-located and their data recorded in the MAPAMED database (+)

The target of 10% protection is far from being achieved (+)

There is still a disproportionate geographical distribution in MPAs between the southern, eastern and northern shores of the Mediterranean and MPAs are still mainly on the coast (+)

Representativeness of ecological sub-regions, habitats and species is very variable (+)

The adequacy and viability of sites is very variable (+)

The ecological coherence is better in the western basin, but still low on a Mediterranean scale (+)

MPA management is still insufficient (+)

The poster
The poster "Status of MPAs in the Mediterranean 2012" presents the Mediterranean MPAs tht are part of the eponymous report and highlights its main conclusions © MedPAN
The "Status of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean" 2012, is a study done by MedPAN in collaboration with RAC/SPA in link with ACCOBAMS, the French Marine Protected Areas Agency, the Conservatoire du Littoral, the GFCM, IUICN and WWF. This report updates the first "Status of Marine Protected Areas" study conducted in 2008 by WWF, IUCN and MedPAN.