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Establishing marine protected areas in Estonian EEZ
by Ministry of the Environment (Government)
There are no marine protected areas in Estonian EEZ. The objective is to establish at least two marine protected areas in Estonian EEZ. In order to do so inventories of species and habitats will be made in EEZ, additional marine research and modelling will be carried out to find out long term delevpment terns in EEZ, specific objectives will be identified, cosulted and approved for each marine protected area to be established, relevant maps will be updated and the regular assessment program to evaluate the achievemnt of the objectives in marine protected areas will be put into operation.
Progress reports
By 2020, conserve at least 10 per cent of coastal and marine areas, consistent with national and international law and based on the best available scientific information
Type of commitment
  • MPA management and/or enforcement
December 2020
Two marine protected areas in Estonian EEZ
Financing (in USD)
250,000 USD
Staff / Technical expertise
Research, inventories, modelling of environmental conditions
Basic information
Time-frame: December 2017 - December 2020
National universities dealing with marine science (Estonian Marine Institute of the University of Tartu, Department of Marine Systems of the Tallinn University of Technology)
Ocean Basins
  • Global
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Rene Reisner, Head of the Marine Environment Department, rene.reisner@envir.ee, +3726262855
Tallinn, Estonia
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