The Protocol concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean was adopted on 10 June 1995 by the Conference of Plenipotentiaries for the Protection of the Mediterranean Sea against Pollution and its Protocols, held in Barcelona. This Protocol, which replaces the Protocol concerning Mediterranean Specially Protected Areas of 1982 in accordance with its Article 32, entered into force on 12 December 1999.

Topics: 
marine biodiversity, coastal biodiversity, marine protected area, protected area
Entry into force: 
11 Dec 1999
Parent treaty: 
Barcelona Convention
Source of information: Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol website .
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