March 26, 2012
Oceana urges protection for ‘30 Mediterranean jewels’
Regional and national entities must work to create a comprehensive network of MPAs that will preserve.

Contact: Marta Madina ( )

Oceana this week presented “30 Mediterranean jewels”, a selection of some of the most ecologically valuable places that demand immediate action to be preserved. Currently, the protected areas in the Mediterranean are mostly coastal areas concentrated in the northern part of the sea, leaving many critically important species and habitats in the Mediterranean unprotected. The 30 jewels, chosen by marine scientists, are part of the organisation’s MedNet proposal, which provides a roadmap towards creating a network of 100 Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in the Mediterranean. …

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