THE MEDITERRANEAN POSIDONIA NETWORK TASKFORCE MEMBERS AT THE EU BALEARIC OFFICE IN BRUSSELS

The Balearic Islands Government, through the Conselleria de Medi Ambient i Territori, organized, within the context of the Seagrass Awareness Month, an event on strengthening the Mediterranean Posidonia Network at the EU Balearic Office in Brussels.

The main aim was to present the case study of the Balearic Islands and the protection of the Posidonia and advances in legislation, creating Posidonia surveillance system, providing eco-moorings for boats, awareness’s campaigns and many other tools to inspire other Mediterranean touristic destinations who also have the mandate to protect their seas to pursue a future based on marine conservation, whilst maintaining fruitful livelihoods for all society. Without a heatlhy Mediterranean society and the econimic activities will not be sustainable over time.

The Mediterranean Posidonia Network and it’s members would like to thank the Govern de les Illes Balears for making such an event possible in the capital of Europe. A Coordination between countries in the north and southern Mediterranean is a necessity.

Members of the #MPNCoordinationTaskforce were present Office français de la biodiversité Whitesand Solutions MedPAN-network WWF-France IUCN BlueSeeds