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|Title:||Advancing marine conservation planning in the Mediterranean Sea|
|Authors:||GIAKOUMI Sylvain; MAZOR Tessa; FRASCHETTI Simonetta; KARK Salit; PORTMAN Michelle; COLL Marta; STEENBEEK Jeroen; POSSINGHAM Hugh; ABDULLA Ameer; AGARDY Tundi; CARIC Hrvoje; DI CARLO Giuseppe; KATSANEVAKIS STYLIANOS MARIOS; KOUTSOUBAS Drosos; LEVIN Noam; LEVY Ran; MACKELWORTH Peter; MAIORANO Luigi; MICHELI Fiorenza; NOTARBARTOLO DI SCIARA Giuseppe|
|Citation:||REVIEWS IN FISH BIOLOGY AND FISHERIES vol. 22 p. 943-949|
|Type:||Articles in periodicals and books|
|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.|
|JRC Directorate:||Sustainable Resources|
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