Advancing marine conservation planning in the Mediterranean Sea

Giakoumi, Sylvaine, Mazor, Tessa, Fraschetti, Simonetta, Kark, Salit, Portman, Michelle, Coll, Marta, Steenbeek, Jeroen and Possingham, Hugh (2012) Advancing marine conservation planning in the Mediterranean Sea. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries, 22 4: 943-949. doi:10.1007/s11160-012-9272-8

Author Giakoumi, Sylvaine
Mazor, Tessa
Fraschetti, Simonetta
Kark, Salit
Portman, Michelle
Coll, Marta
Steenbeek, Jeroen
Possingham, Hugh
Title Advancing marine conservation planning in the Mediterranean Sea
Journal name Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0960-3166
Publication date 2012-12-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s11160-012-9272-8
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 22
Issue 4
Start page 943
End page 949
Total pages 7
Place of publication Dordrecht, Netherlands
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Abstract Twenty leading scientists in the field of marine conservation planning attended the first international workshop on conservation planning in the Mediterranean Sea. This globally significant biodiversity hotspot has been subjected to human exploitation and degradation for 1,000s of years. Recently, several initiatives have tried to identify priority areas for conservation across the Mediterranean Sea. However, none of these efforts have led to large-scale actions yet. The aim of the workshop was to establish a network of scientists who are involved in large-scale conservation planning initiatives throughout the Mediterranean basin to promote collaboration and reduce redundancy in conservation initiatives. The three focus groups of the workshop build on existing efforts and intend to deliver: (1) a roadmap for setting conservation priorities, (2) a methodological framework for linking threats, actions and costs to improve the prioritization process, and (3) a systematic conservation planning process tailored to complex environments such as the Mediterranean Sea. Joining forces and involving more scientists (especially from the South-eastern part of the region) in following meetings, the participants endeavour to provide guidelines on how to bridge the science-policy gap and hence aid decision-makers to take efficient conservation actions.
Keyword Biodiversity
Marine conservation planning
Mediterranean Sea
Marine protected areas
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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