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Oceana urges Portugal to expand the Natura 2000 Network to protect its seamounts
Although Portugal has the largest number of seamounts in the Northeast Atlantic, only 3 of these are protected.
Oceana applauds Spanish and Balearic Government support to protect balearic seamounts
This would be the first marine protected area created to preserve seamounts in the Mediterranean, making Spain a pioneer country.
Oceana unveils MedNet, the most comprehensive proposal for Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean
The initiative highlights 100 sites that, if protected, would contribute to the protection of 10% of the Mediterranean as established by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
Oceana applauds the inclusion of important marine areas in the Natura 2000 Network
Despite the advances, only 1.5% of the EU’s marine area is protected under Natura 2000, far from the minimum established by the UN.
Oceana bemoans failure of 2010 as International Year of Biodiversity
Outcome of Nagoya COP10, Cancun Climate Change Summit, OSPAR, among others, highlights inability of world leaders to take strong action, fulfill commitments on marine issues.
Oceana calls for the expansion of three marine protected areas to protect vital undersea forests
The organization has documented the existence of deep-sea laminarians near Alboran, Columbretes and Cabrera islands in Western Mediterranean.
The EU, Norway and Iceland once again postpone protection for the North-East Atlantic
The commitment to create Marine Protected Areas has been postponed until 2012
Prompted by Oceana's alert, UNESCO requests a report from Spain on oil industry projects off Doñana national park
Oceana has proposed to expand Doñana’s protected marine area, which is threatened by chronic hydrocarbon pollution and accidental spills
Oceana advocates for the creation of 80,000 marine protected hectares off Doñana
The organization has found threatened coral in waters of the Gulf of Cádiz (Andalusia, Spain) and a rich ecosystem with an abundance of sea fans, sponges, ascidians and mollusks
Oceana supports the EC demand that the marine protected areas network be improved in the Mediterranean and Macaronesian seas
According to the European Commission, Italy, Spain, France and Portugal failed to effectively protect their marine environment and must expand the Natura 2000 Network
Seamounts of the Balearic Islands | 2010
Restoration of Seagrass Meadows
Doñana and the Gulf of Cadiz
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Anchors have destroyed over 20% of posidonia in spanish Natural Park in only four years
Oceana proposes to increase protected marine surface of Baltic Sea to 20%
Alexandra Cousteau will visit Cabrera to support the enlargement of the National Park
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