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Black coral (Antipathes dichotoma). © OCEANA

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

  • 100 Marine Protected Areas
  • 207,100 km2 total (8.2% of the Mediterráneo)
  • Largest MPA: 15,200 km2 (Mersa-Matruth Eddy)
  • Smallest MPA: 200 km2 (Morrot de Sa Dragonera)
  • 50% of the MPAs exceed 1,500 km2

Average minimum distance between MPAs: 95 km2