Mediterranean-English-WhiteIn the Mediterranean Basin, by 2022, we aim to improve the conservation status of key basins and aquifers for biodiversity and services, coastal and island wetlands of high ecological value, seagrass and coralligenous habitats, high trophic level fish species targeted by artisanal fisheries, landscapes of high ecological value maintained by human practices and priority species.

Focussing on demonstration sites, we will in particular:

  • Promote sustainable water use by significantly reducing the impacts of water abstraction and minimising the threats caused by construction and poor management of water control structures
  • Promote sustainable coastal development by minimising the development threats affecting coastal wetlands and related critical marine habitats
  • Make fishing more sustainable by limiting the impact of selected fisheries on priority species and habitats, and reducing the fishing pressure on high trophic level fish species
  • Promote sustainable land-use practices that foster high biodiversity at landscape level
  • Improve the status of priority species by reducing human-induced direct mortality on these species

List of countries covered:

Climatic Mediterranean parts of

  • North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia
  • Middle East: Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestinian Authority, Syria, Turkey
  • Balkan States: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Montenegro
  • North Mediterranean (EU): Andorra, Cyprus, Croatia, France, Gibraltar (UK), Greece, Italy, Malta, Monaco, Portugal, San Marino, Slovenia, Spain, Vatican City