Marine Protected Areas Webinar
The marine protected area in Spain has grown in recent years and now exceeds 10% of the marine area, but is still far from the minimum target of 30% by 2030. The Master Plan for the Network of Spanish Marine Areas (RAMPE) - currently under development - aims to improve coherence and efficiency in the management of this heterogeneous set of marine protected areas.
To advance in this direction, the Marilles Foundation together with Europarc has organised a series of seminars in the context of the Interreg - MPA networks project, with the aim of promoting networking among managers of marine protected areas, including both those that are already part of the RAMPE and those that potentially meet the criteria for incorporation.
The first webinar in a series organised by EUROPARC-Spain was devoted to one of the aspects most directly related to the effectiveness of marine protected areas: the capacity to establish effective monitoring and enforcement mechanisms.
- Jorge Alonso, MITECO.
La Red de Áreas Marinas Protegidas de España. Situación actual y perspectivas
- Arturo López-Ornat, consultor.
Vigilancia y cumplimiento de la normativa en las áreas marinas protegidas del Mediterráneo
- Juan Carlos Jorquera, MAPA.
Vigilancia en las reservas marinas de interés pesquero
Supporting documentation (documents and websites shared in the chat)
- Las áreas marinas protegidas del Mar Balear
- Gasto e inversión en áreas marinas protegidas (en informe Mar Balear)
- Impacto de las reservas marinas del Mar Balear. Seguimiento de peces: biomasa total y riqueza de especies
- Mediterranean Posidonia Network
- Surveillance and enforcement of regulations in Mediterranean MPAs. A practical guide
Webinar held in the framework of the project
Marilles in the media
- 16/11/2021 La Vanguardia: "Protección a los cetáceos: limitar la velocidad de los barcos para reducir el ruido submarino"
- 08/10/2021 Majorca Daily Bulletin: "Investing in marine protected areas pays off"
- 17/08/2021 The Guardian: "Mallorca marine reserve boosts wildlife as well as business, report finds"
David Álvarez, Executive Director of Ecoacsa
Study of marine natural capital in the eastern area of Spain, Llevant