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Diversité biologique
Eaux marines et eau douce


A clearly defined geographical space, recognised, dedicated and managed, through legal or other effective means, to achieve the long-term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values - also applicable to marine protected areas. (Source: IUCN)

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marine protected area
охраняемый морской район
área marina protegida
Chinois, Simplifié
محمية بحرية

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Multilateral environment agreements tagged with aire marine protégée

You can see below a list of multilateral environment agreements. Use the links on the right to view the content tagged with aire marine protégée. This includes official treaty texts, decisions, recommendations, and other related informational documents such as publications, annuals, meetings, documents or reports.
Specially Protected Areas and Biodiversity Protocol
Convention d'Abidjan
Convention de Jeddah
Assemblée des Nations Unies pour l’environnement


UNESCO’s Marine World Heritage

Case Study - In situ conservation - Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean

In situ conservation - Protecting the Protected Areas: Partnering to Expand the Most Precious 17% of the Planet