OCEANA Proposals for European Marine Protected AreasExternal

News Overview

Contact: Nicolas Fournier - Campaign Director, OCEANA
E-mail: nfournier [at] oceana.org
website: OCEANA Report on Unprotected Marine Treasures

OCEANA is an international organization focused solely on oceans, dedicated to achieving measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals.

On May 7th 2020 OCEANA published a report presenting proposals for Marine Protected Areas in European waters centered around 15 places OCEANA has studied during their scientific expeditions and presenting unique marine life and biodiversity. These proposals span from the North of the Baltic Sea to the Canary islands and in the Mediterranean Sea.

The report, Unprotected Marine Treasures: An Oceana proposal to protect 15 marine biodiversity hotspots in Europe is available for download, and a related blog article covering the report's topics is available here.

OCEANA is collaborating with national authorities, sharing their data and advocating for the protection of these marine biodiversity hotspots. They will be disseminating and reaching out further to relevant national administrations to encourage them to make use of this information to complete their respective networks of MPAs. OCEANA invites researchers and others with an interest in this area to contact them for more information.