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Implement the management of 22% of the French EEZ already classified as Marine Protected Areas and enlarge this network with the extension of the French Southern Lands marine reserve (TAAF overseas Territory) in order to reach 32% of French waters under n
by French Ministry for the Ecological and SolidaryTransition, France (Government)
Implement the management of 22 % of the French EEZ already classified as Marine Protected Areas and enlarge this network with the extension of the French Southern Lands marine reserve (TAAF overseas Territory) in order to reach 32 % of French waters under national juridiction classified as MPAs. France aims to pursue this objective with the involvement of all stakeholders, both from public and private sectors.
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
  • Marine protected area with partial protection
  • Multiple use marine protected area
  • MPA management and/or enforcement
12/2016
22% of French waters under juridiction covered by MPAs respecting IUCN different types of objectives of MPA
12/2022
Extend the French network of MPAs (cover rate 22%) with the extension of the French Southern Lands marine reserve (TAAF overseas Territory) in order to to reach 32%
12/2022
Enhance and develop the qualitative management of MPAs
In-kind contribution
French Agency for Biodiversity
In-kind contribution
French Ministry for the Ecological and Solidary Transition
In-kind contribution
French Southern Lands marine reserve
Basic information
Time-frame: 2015 - 2022
Partners
Ministery for the Ecological and Solidary Transition French Agency for Biodiversity Administration of French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF) Multiple stakeholders from Academia, NGOs and private sectors
Ocean Basins
  • Indian Ocean
  • North Atlantic
  • South Pacific
  • Southern Ocean
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Sophie-Dorothee DURON, Assistant Head of Marine Biodiversity Department - Directory for Water and Biodiversity - Ministry for the Ecological and Solidary Transition, sophie-dorothee.duron@developpement-durable.gouv.fr,
La Defense - France
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