This article is reproduced, with kind permission, from MPA news Vol. 19, No. 4, February 2018 (editor: John Davis). To promote cooperation among managers of MPAs in countries and territories surrounding the Atlantic Ocean, the European Union set up the Transatlantic MPA Partnership in 2016. Centered on a new concept of Atlanticism that includes Africa […]
By drawing on existing approaches put forward by the Regional Sea Conventions of relevance to European seas, this report presents a proposed methodological framework for the assessment of MPA networks in a European context to help inform the role that MPAs (and MPA networks) play in the delivery of EU-level reporting requirements.
A short article about this project’s launch workshop appears in the latest edition of the European Commission’s Natura 2000 newsletter.