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

Effective Design

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.