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#OceanAction18172
Protect at least 14 % of coastal and marine areas under national jurisdiction
by Ministry of Sea and Ministry of Environment (Government)
Protected area networks are the cornerstone of the biodiversity conservation policies, focusing the protection of ecosystems, habitats, species and genetic resources and thus providing a wide range of benefits to society and economy. Portugal presently has c.a. 7% of the coastal and marine areas under national jurisdiction classified as marine protected areas.
Progress reports
14.5
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
  • No take marine protected area
  • Marine protected area with partial protection
  • Multiple use marine protected area
December 2020
Protect at least 14% of coastal and marine areas under portuguese jurisdiction.
Staff / Technical expertise
This refers to the human resources that are to be mobilized in order to implement the commitment.
Other, please specify
This refers to the regulatory instruments that are to be put in place in order to implement the commitment.
Basic information
Time-frame: June 2017 - December 2020
Partners
Ministry of Sea (Government), Ministry of Environment (Government)
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Jos Simo , General Director DGRM, jose.simao@dgrm.mm.gov.pt,
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