Countries Agree Ambitious Conservation Measures for Mediterranean

Ministers and representatives of 21 Mediterranean countries agreed in Athens yesterday an ambitious plan to address critical threats to marine and coastal environments, including loss of biodiversity, climate change and unsustainable consumption and production.

The event marked the 40th anniversary of the Barcelona Convention, which together with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Mediterranean Action Plan represents one of the most advanced legal frameworks for marine protection.

Last updated on 17 February 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Threats: 
Unsustainable fishing and harvesting aquatic resources
Habitat loss and degradation
Climate Change