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TOWARDS 2020: How Mediterranean countries are performing to protect their sea

WWF
2019
Effective Design
Atlantic
English
Online

This WWF report analyses the current marine protection area in the Mediterranean Sea, an area with a very rich diversity of marine and coastal ecosystems, a year before the CBD Aichi Target 11 deadline. Throughout the years, unsustainable use of marine resources, pollution and other threats from human activities have caused a dramatic decrease of marine species, as well as the destruction of important habitats. Ten years ago, the Mediterranean countries committed to protecting at least 10% of their sea through the establishment of effectively designed and well-managed marine protected areas.