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From this work, the MPN members have established that replanting is feasible only if:

i) the meadow was present in the past
ii) the origin of destruction is known and under control
iii) the site is protected and its destruction is avoided.
This is based on the principle that active restoration is a conservationTool.

This is based on the principle that active restoration is a conservationTool.
Restoration can be considered successful when the ecosystem services and the functioning of the meadow recover and have values similar to those of an unaltered seagrass meadow.

It is estimated that replanting each bundle of Posidonia costs between €1.5 and €55, and each square meter between €15 and €600, but the total costs required (including passive restoration) are often not considered in this estimation.
We agree that the solution is to prevent the destruction of Posidonia and that #restoration must be part of the overall management strategy.

Pergent-Martini C., Andr S., Castejon I., Deter J., Frau F., Gerakaris V., Mancini G., Molenaar H., Montefalcone M., Oprandi A., Pergent G.,
Poursanidis D., Royo L., Terrados J., Tomasello A., Ventura D., Villers F