The full 2016 Status of MPAs in the Mediterranean is now available in French and English. Feel free to dowload this 222 page publication published by SPA/RAC and MedPAN.

Key figures of the 2016 Status of MPAs in the Mediterranean

It is important to note that the 2016 status data have been corrected in this report that is based on the 2017 version of MAPAMED, as errors have been identified in the 2016 dataset (MAPAMED 2016 version). These corrections concern the surface and number values of MPAs previously indicated in the brochure and poster that were circulated at the end of 2016.

The 2016 official figures are now:

  • Total number of MPAs and OECMs : 1,215
  • Total MPA and OECM coverage: 6.81% of the Mediterranean
  • Number of nationally designated sites : 190 representing 1.27% of the Mediterranean
  • Number of Natura 2000 sites : 882 representing 2.5% of the Mediterranean

The poster and brochure have been updated. Please make sure you use these numbers in your communications.

The data collection that will be the basis of the 2020 Status is underway.