Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA)

Centre d'Activités Régionales pour les Aires Spécialement Protégées (CAR/ASP)

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History

1985, Tunis (Tunisia), following meeting of Mediterranean governments, 1980, Athens (Greece). Set up at the invitation of the Government of Tunisia, as a regional activity centre of Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP) to implement Protocol Concerning Mediterranean Specially Protected Areas, which came into force Mar 1986, and was replaced by Protocol Concerning Specially Protected Areas and Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean (Barcelona protocol).

Aims

Provide assistance to Mediterranean countries in the implementation of their commitments under the Barcelona protocol, especially in regard to developing the promoting Specially Protected Areas (SPAs) and reducing the loss of marine and coastal biodiversity.

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Activities

Assists Mediterranean countries in implementing the Barcelona (Spain) Protocol. Coordinates activities under action plans adopted by Mediterranean countries for conservation of the Monk Seal (1987), marine turtles (1989), cetaceans (1991), marine vegetation (1999), bird species, listed in annex 2 of the Protocol (2003), cartilaginous fish species (2003), monitoring of marine and invasive species (2003).

Languages

Arabic, English, French.

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Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 10 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 8 non-governmental organizations.
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Members

Members in 0 countries
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Subjects *

  • Oceanography
    • Marine
  • Geology
    • Land and Coastal Forms
  • Geography
    • Conservation Zones
  • Harmony
    • Diversity

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land

UIA Org ID

K1608

Last News Received

11. Oct 2011
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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