Marine Protected Areas commitment tracker

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  • Barcelona Convention SPA Biodiversity Protocol

    9 countries committed View all countries

    Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean

    shall take the necessary measures to: (a) protect, preserve and manage in a sustainable and environmentally sound way areas of particular natural or cultural value, notably by the establishment of specially protected areas; (b) protect, preserve and manage threatened or endangered species of flora and fauna.

    10 June 1995

  • Pacific Ocean 2020 Challenge

    No countries have committed

    Develop and facilitate the use of diverse approaches and tools, including the ecosystem approach, the elimination of destructive fishing practices, the establishment of marine protected areas consistent with international law and based on scientific information, including representative networks by 2012 and time/area closures for the protection of nursery grounds and periods, proper coastal land use and watershed planning and the integration of marine and coastal areas management into key sectors;




  • The Caribbean Challenge Marine Initiative

    9 countries committed View all countries

    To set aside 20% of marine resources as protected areas by 2020 and that at least 10% is effectively conserved by 2012. Legally protect at least 5 million hectares of marine habitat and effectively manage at least 2 million hectares of new and existing marine protected areas.

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