Civil society, stakeholders and Mediterranean organizations who gathered at the World Mediterranean Forum in Marseille are strongly willing to work closely with the decision-makers to implement concrete solutions for 100% Posidonia conservation for 2030.
The MPN Working Plan offers concrete solutions that will contribute to the implementation of the ‘Mediterranean Action Plan for the conservation of marine vegetation’ of the Barcelona Convention and to the EU Biodiversity Strategy and relative Directives.
The MPN Working Plan presents concrete measures aiming to enhance Mediterranean cooperation and share knowledge, experiences and innovations. It enables decision makers at national and local levels to invest on voluntary basis in the most relevant actions in line with the priorities set out in the recent updating of the ‘Mediterranean Action Plan for the conservation of marine vegetation’, such as:
• Better knowledge and mapping of the meadows and the threats to them;
• Limiting the construction of coastal developments that have an impact on the meadows;
• Fighting against coastal pollution;
• Supervising trawling and promoting alternative techniques that have less impact;
• Organizing and regulating anchorages, particularly for large vessels;
• Creating marine protected areas and strengthening their role in the protection of the meadows;
• Raising awareness among the public, particularly among recreational boaters;
• Promoting innovation for monitoring, restoration, raising awareness activities…
International, national and local organizations and NGOs in the Mediterranean are strongly willing to work closely with the decision-makers in implementing concrete solutions.
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