Marine conservation challenges in an era of economic crisis and geopolitical instability: the case of the Mediterranean Sea

Katsanevakis, Stelios, Levin, Noam, Coll, Marta, Giakoumi, Sylvaine, Shkedi, Daniel, Mackelworth, Peter, Levy, Ran, Velegrakis, Adonis, Koutsoubas, Drosos, Caric, Hrvoje, Brokovich, Eran, Ozturk, Bayram and Kark, Salit (2015) Marine conservation challenges in an era of economic crisis and geopolitical instability: the case of the Mediterranean Sea. Marine Policy, 51 31-39. doi:10.1016/j.marpol.2014.07.013


Author Katsanevakis, Stelios
Levin, Noam
Coll, Marta
Giakoumi, Sylvaine
Shkedi, Daniel
Mackelworth, Peter
Levy, Ran
Velegrakis, Adonis
Koutsoubas, Drosos
Caric, Hrvoje
Brokovich, Eran
Ozturk, Bayram
Kark, Salit
Title Marine conservation challenges in an era of economic crisis and geopolitical instability: the case of the Mediterranean Sea
Journal name Marine Policy   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0308-597X
1872-9460
Publication date 2015-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.marpol.2014.07.013
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 51
Start page 31
End page 39
Total pages 9
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Language eng
Abstract In the Mediterranean Sea, socio-economic drivers may accelerate the process of exclusive economic zone (EEZ) declarations. Despite the challenges, the EEZ declarations may provide important opportunities for leveraging change to national policy towards the development of large-scale conservation of marine ecosystems and biodiversity in this zone. Using the Mediterranean Sea as a case study, we aim to highlight a set of best practices that will maximize the potential for the development of large-scale marine conservation initiatives. These include a range of approaches, such as using surrogates to fill the many biodiversity data gaps in the region, further the development of consistent and open access databases, and the utilization of technological developments to improve monitoring, research and surveillance of less accessible and under-explored marine areas. The integration of Mediterranean-wide and local conservation efforts, the facilitation of transboundary collaboration, and the establishment of regional funds for conservation will further enhance opportunities for marine conservation in this region.
Keyword Conservation opportunities
Data gaps
Exclusive economic zones
Marine conservation
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online 9 August 2014

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