A roadmap to achieve in 2020 the international goals of the Convention for Biological Diversity

During the Forum held in Antalya (Turkey, 25th – 28 th November 2012), the Mediterranean MPA community reviewed the status of MPAs in the region and identified the actions needed to establish an ecological network of MPAs which is effectively and sustainably managed. They elaborated a roadmap calling for urgent action and aimed at achieving, by 2020, the objectives set by international commitments.

The roadmap is thus intended to guide the Mediterranean region effort in making its MPA network conforms to the CBD objectives. It could contribute to improve decisions/programmes in the framework of several Conventions, policies and agreements related to MPAs (Barcelona Convention and European policies, etc.).

The intent of this roadmap is not to be a legally binding document and was not intended to be legally approved during the Forum ; it synthesizes the recommendations from different stakeholders to  define steps and actions that everyone could undertake at different scales in the coming years.

The key points of the roamap are presented in the Antalya Declaration.

Objective of the CBD

"protect, by 2020, at least 10% of coastal and marine areas with national and regional systems of Marine Protected Areas that are comprehensive, effectively managed and ecologically representative."