Outdated: Draft European Commission “Discussion Paper on MPAs under the MSFD”
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The CDDA 2013 call have additional focus on nationally designated marine areas not otherwise reported under the Natura 2000 Directives or under other international agreements e.g. under the Regional Sea Conventions. The process has been further elaborated in the Commission “Discussion Paper on MPAs under the MSFD” presented for the Habitats Directive Marine Expert Group Directive on 6th November 2012.
Our natural environment is a key component of our health and wealth. However, our recent assessments show that the majority of habitats and species in Europe have an unfavourable conservation status ...