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Publications

The Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas (RAC/SPA) has developed many communication tools (handbooks, leeflets, guidelines...) within it's scope of action:

 

 

Text of the Protocol

The SPA/BD Protocol

(1995)

   

SAP BIO
 

Strategic Action Programme for the conservation of Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean Region

(2003)

Information note about the Strategic Action Plan for the Conservation of Marine and Coastal Biodiversity in the Mediterranean

(2003)

 

 

The white coral community, canyon and seamount faunas of the deep Mediterranean Sea

(2003)

The coralligenous in the Mediterranean Sea

(2003)

Effects of fishing practices on the Mediterranean Sea

(2003)

Legal analysis of the measures adopted by Mediterranean countries

(2003)

Impact of tourism on Mediterranean marine and coastal biodiversity

(2003)

Biodiversity of coastal wetlands in the Mediterranean

(2003)

 

 


MedKeyHabitats Project

Project's Leaflet (Arabic)

(2015)

Biogenic formations in the Slovenian sea

(2016)

Standard methods for inventorying and monitoring coralligenous and rhodoliths assemblages

(2016)

Guidelines for Standardization of Mapping and Monitoring Methods of Marine Magnoliophyta in the Mediterranean

(2016)

Handbook for interpreting types of marine habitat for the selection of sites to be included in the national inventories of natural sites of conservation interest

(2016)

Brochure: Mapping of marine key habitats in the Mediterranean and promoting their conservation through the establishment of Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance

(2016)


Country reports: Algeria

Île de Rachgoun. Cartographie des habitats marins clés de Méditerranée et initiation de réseaux de surveillance (in French)

(2016)


Country reports: Montenegro

Platamuni and Ratac areas. Summary report of the available knowledge and gap analysis

(2016)

Platamuni and Ratac areas. Mapping of marine key habitats and initiation of monitoring network

(2016)

Platamuni and Ratac areas. Mapping appendixes

(2016)


Country reports: Morocco

Site de Jbel Moussa. Cartographie des habitats marins clés de Méditerranée et initiation de réseaux de surveillance (in French)

(2016)

Photographic exposition of Jbel Moussa


Country reports: Tunisia

Cap Negro-Cap Serrat. Synthèse des connaissances disponibles et analyses des lacunes (in French)

(2016)

Cap Negro-Cap Serrat. Cartographie des habitats marins clés de Méditerranée et initiation de réseaux de surveillance (in French)

(2016)

Cap Negro-Cap Serrat. Mapping appendixes

(2016)

   

MedMPAnet Project

Albania

Ecological study in the Porto Palermo Bay and surrounding areas (English - Albanian)

(2013)

Socio-economic survey and tourism development study (English - Albanian)

(2013)

Legal and institutional framework assessment for conservation of coastal and marine biodiversity and the establishment of MPAs in Albania (English - Albanian)

(2014)

 

Management plan of Porto Palermo-Llamani Bay protected area in Albania (English - Albanian)

(2015)

Financial planning for the Porto Palermo marine protected area in Albania

(2015)

 


Algeria

Étude socio-économique de l'activité de pêche et identification des mécanismes de participation des acteurs locaux concernés par l'AMP pilote de Réghaia (in French)

(2013)

Bilan diagnostic de la Réserve naturelle de Réghaia en Algérie (in French)

(2015)

Caractérisation de la zone marine de la Réserve Naturelle de Réghaia en Algérie (in French)

(2015)

 

Plan de gestion de la Réserve naturelle de Réghaia en Algérie (in French)

(2015)

Financement durable de la future Réserve naturelle marine de Réghaia (in French)

(2015)

 


Croatia

Assessment and monitoring of coastal fisheries resources and socio-economic research of local fisheries at selected areas of the Primorje- Gorski Kotar County in Croatia (in croatian)

(2013)

Legal and institutional framework assessment for conservation of coastal and marine biodiversity and the establishment of MPAs in Croatia (English - Croatian)

(2014)

Field manual for monitoring of Posidonia oceanica seagrass meadows (Posidonia meadows) (English - Croatian)

(2014)

Monitoring activities by applying National Monitoring Protocol for Posidonia oceanica in marine areas of Primorje and Gorski Kotar County

(2014)

Testing of Monitoring Protocol for coralligenous community: 2013 Field report

(2014)

Testing of Monitoring Protocol for coralligenous community: 2014 Field Report

(2014)

Monitoring Protocol for Reefs - coralligenous community - Croatia

(2014)

Protection effectiveness assessment of the marine part of Prvić and Grgurov Kanal in Croatia (in Croatian)

(2014)

Mapping marine and coastal habitats and species of the areas of Prvić, Goli Otok, Sv. Grgur, Unije, and Susak Islands in Croatia (in Croatian)

(2014)

   

Monitoring Protocol for Posidonia oceanica beds - Croatia

(2014)

 

 


Egypt

   

Socio-economic study for the Sallum Marine Protected Area in Egypt (English - Arabic)

(2015)

 

 


Lebanon

Synthesis report of the ecological characterization of the marine areas of Enfeh peninsula, Ras Chekaa and Raoucheh cave in Lebanon

(2012)

Synthesis report of the ecological characterization of the marine areas of Nakoura, Tyre and Saida in Lebanon

(2013)

Ecological characterization of sites of interest for conservation in Lebanon: Enfeh Peninsula, Ras Chekaa cliffs, Raoucheh, Saida, Tyre and Nakoura

(2014)


Libya

Characterization of the main biological communities present along the coast of El Kouf National Park (Arabic - French)

(2010)

Scientific field survey report for the development of Marine Protected Areas in Libya: Ain El Ghazala and Bomba Bay

(2010)

Monitoring Mediterranean Lesser Crested Terns: Thalasseus bengalensis emigratus (English - Arabic)

(2012)

 

Economic and social survey of El Kouf National Park in Libya

(2013)

Toolkit for stakeholders' involvement in the establishment and management of a marine protected area (in Arabic)

(2015)

 


Montenegro

Rapid assessment survey of coastal habitats to help prioritize the suitable new areas needing a status of protection for the development of a network of marine and coastal protected areas in Montenegro

(2011)

Ecological quantitative description of Boka Kotorska Bay marine area

(2013)

Fishery activities assessment in Montenegro :
case study of five selected parts of Montenegrin coast

(2013)

Marine biodiversity in Montenegro: testing EcAp application in Boka Kotorska bay (Montenegrin - English)

(2014)

Legal and institutional framework assessment for conservation of coastal and marine biodiversity and the establishment of MPAs in Montenegro (Montenegrin - English)

(2014)

Ecotourism for local development in Boka Kotorska: Feasibility study

(2015)


Morocco

Rapport synthétique de la liste « prioritaire » des sites méritant une protection au niveau des côtes Méditerranéennes au Maroc (in French)

(2012)

Identification des parties prenantes et des partenariats potentiels pour la création d'un réseau national d'AMP au Maroc (in French)

(2012)

Le Cap des Trois Fourches (Méditerranée, Maroc) : caractérisation écologique et orientations de gestion (in French)

(2013)

Communautés biologiques marines du Cap des Trois Fourches (Méditerranée, Maroc) : caractérisation, cartographie et orientations de gestion (in French)

(2013)

Le cap des Trois Fourches: Un site de grande importance pour la conservation de la nature sur la côte méditerranéenne du Maroc (in French)

(2014)

Élaboration du plan de gestion de la partie marine et côtière du SIBE du Cap des Trois Fourches (Maroc) - Phase 1 : Bilan et diagnostic (in French)

(2015)

Élaboration du plan de gestion de la partie marine et côtière du SIBE du Cap des Trois Fourches (Maroc) - Phase 2 : Plan de gestion (in French)

(2015)

Élaboration du plan de gestion de la partie marine et côtière du SIBE du Cap des Trois Fourches (Maroc) - Phase 3 : Modalités de mise en place d'un mécanisme de participation (in French)

(2015)

Plan de financement et durabilité financière de l'aire marine protégée du Cap des Trois Fourches (in French)

(2015)


Tunisia

Suivi de la nidification de la tortue marine Caretta caretta sur les îles Kuriat (in French)

(2010)

Habitats marins et principales espèces des îles Kuriat (in French)

(2011)

Suivi de la nidification de la tortue marine Caretta caretta sur les îles Kuriat (in French)

(2011)

Suivi de la nidification de la tortue marine Caretta caretta sur les îles Kuriat (in French)

(2012)

Suivi de la nidification de la tortue marine Caretta caretta sur les îles Kuriat (in French)

(2013)

Suivi de la nidification de la tortue marine Caretta caretta sur les îles Kuriat (in French)

(2014)

Rapport de synthèse sur les techniques et les indicateurs de suivi écologiques des poissons dans les îles Kuriat en Tunisie (in French)

(2014)

Élaboration d'un plan de gestion pour l'aire marine et côtière protégée des îles Kuriat - Phase 1 : Bilan et diagnostic (in French)

(2014)

Élaboration d'un plan de gestion pour l'aire marine et côtière protégée des îles Kuriat - Phase 2 : Gestion de l'AMCP (in French)

(2015)


Replication Activity - Tunisia

Ecological study for the creation of a MPA in the N-E of the Kerkennah Islands

(2015)

Socio-economic study for the creation of a MPA in the N-E of the Kerkennah Islands

(2015)

Strategy for mobilizing institutional actors for the creation of a MPA in the N-E of the Kerkennah Islands

(2015)


Regional

How to support the development of alternative livelihoods and/or income-generating activities in the Mediterranean MPAs?

(2010)

Guidelines for setting up and management of Specially Protected Areas for marine turtles in the Mediterranean

(2011)

Guidelines for the Establishment and Management of Marine Protected Areas for Cetaceans

(2011)

Cetacean manual for MPA managers

(2011)

Environmental education and awareness raising in Mediterranean MPAs

(2011)

Guidelines for management and monitoring threatened population of marine and coastal bird species and their important areas in the Mediterranean

(2012)

MedMPAnet 1st Newsletter

(2012)

Development of Guidebooks for Marine Protected Areas Managers in the Mediterranean

(2012)

Status of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean Sea

(2012)

Proceedings of the 2012 Forum of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean

(2012)

2020 Roadmap for Mediterranean MPAs

(2012)

Capacity Building Stragety to enhance the management of MPAs in the Mediterranean Sea

(2012)

MedMPAnet 2nd  Newsletter

(2012)

Stakeholder participation toolkit for identification, designation and management of Marine Protected Areas

(2013)

Surveillance and regulation in Mediterranean MPAs : how to maximize the efficiency and sustainability of actions

(2013)

Guidance for building marine protected areas networks

(2014)

MedMPAnet 3rd Newsletter

(2014)

Monitoring for managing Mediterranean MPAs

(2014)

Sustainable financing of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean : A guide for MPA managers

(2015)

©MedPLAN tool (Excel file)

(2015)

Surveillance and enforcement of regulations in Mediterranean MPAs: A practical guide

(2015)

MedMPAnet 4th Newsletter

(2015)

Reflections on achievements and future directions for Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean

(2015)

 

MedMPAnet Project final workshop

(2015)

Summary report of the Regional Training on Sustainable Financing of Mediterranean MPAs

(2015)

A guide on environmental monitoring of rocky seabeds in Mediterranean MPAs and surrounding zones (English - French - Spanish)

(2015)

Sustainable financing of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean: a financial analysis

(2016)

 

 


MedOpenSeas Project

Alboran Sea: Status and conservation of seabirds in the Alboran Sea

(2015)

Adriatic Sea: Description of the ecology and identification of the areas that may deserve to be protected

(2015)

Adriatic Sea: Status and conservation of fisheries

(2015)

Adriatic Sea: Important areas for conservation of cetaceans, sea turtles and giant devil rays

(2015)

Adriatic Sea: Status and conservation of Seabirds

(2015)

Sicily Channel / Tunisian Plateau: Status and conservation of fisheries

(2015)

Sicily Channel/Tunisian Plateau: Topography, circulation and their effects on biological component

(2015)

Sicily Channel / Tunisian Plateau: Status and conservation of Seabirds

(2015)

Developing a Marine Protected Area network in Mediterranean open sea areas, including deep sea areas

(2013)

Fisheries in the Gulf of Lions

(2013)

Important areas for the conservation of cetaceans in the Gulf of Lions shelf and slope area: synthesis of existing data on cetaceans and threats

(2013)

Description of the ecology of the Gulf of Lions shelf and slope area and identification of the areas that may deserve to be protected

(2013)

Seabirds in the Gulf of Lions shelf and slope area

(2013)

Operational criteria for identifying SPAMIS in areas of open seas

(2013)

Report presenting a georeferenced compilation on bird important areas in the Mediterranean open seas

(2010)

Fisheries conservation and vulnerable ecosystems in the Mediterranean open seas, including the deep seas

(2010)

Overview of scientific findings and criteria relevant to identifying SPAMIs in the Mediterranean open seas, including the deep seas

(2010)

Technical report on the Geographical Information System developed for the Mediterranean open seas

(2010)

 

 


Technical Reports

Best practice guidelines for Aquaculture and sustainable management in Mediterranean coastal wetlands

(2012)

International legal instruments applied to the conservation of marine biodiversity in the Mediterranean region and actors responsible for their implementation and enforcement

(2010)

The Mediterranean Sea Biodiversity: state of the ecosystems, pressures, impacts and future priorities

(2010)

 

 


Governance and Development of Specially Protected Areas
 

Best practices and case studies related to the management of large marine transboundary areas

(2015)

The Status of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean Sea

(2012)

 

Proceedings of the 2012 Forum of Marine Protected Areas in the Mediterranean.

(2012)

Note on the establishment of Marine Protected Areas beyond national jurisdiction or in areas where the limits of national sovereignty or jurisdiction have not yet been defined in the Mediterranean Sea

(2011)

Specially Protected Areas in the Mediterranean: Assessment and Perspectives

(2010)

Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance: SPAMIs

(2010)

Economic aspects of marine protected areas (MPAs)

(2006)

Guidelines for the establishment and management of Mediterranean Marine and Coastal Protected Areas

(2006)

   

Climate change
   

Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas and climate change: A guide to regional monitoring and adaptation opportunities

(2013)

 

 

Impact of climate change on marine and coastal biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea: Current state of knowledge

(2010)

Sub-regional report on vulnerability and impacts of climate change on marine and coastal biological diversity in the Mediterranean Adriatic countries

(2009)

Sub-regional report on vulnerability and impacts of climate change on marine and coastal biological diversity in the North Mediterranean non-Adriatic countries and Israel

(2009)

Sub-regional report on vulnerability and impacts of climate change on marine and coastal biological diversity in the Mediterranean Arab Countries

(2009)

Synthesis of National Overviews on Vulnerability and Impacts of Climate Change on Marine and Coastal Biological Diversity in the Mediterranean Region

(2009)

Impact of climate change on biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea

(2008)

   

Action Plans adopted within the framework of MAP

Action Plan for the conservation of habitats and species associated with seamounts, underwater caves and canyons, aphotic hard beds and chemo-synthetic phenomena in the Mediterranean Sea

(2014)

Action Plan for the conservation of marine vegetation in the Mediterranean Sea

(adopted in 1999 / updated 2012)

Action Plan for the conservation of the coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions in the Mediterranean Sea

(2008)

Action Plan for the conservation of Mediterranean marine turtles

(adopted in 1989 / updated 2007)

Action Plan concerning species introduction and invasive species in the Mediterranean Sea

(2003)

Action Plan for the conservation of cartilaginous fishes (Chondrichtyans) in the Mediterranean Sea

(2003)

Action Plan for the conservation of bird species registered in annex II of the SPA/BD protocol in the Mediterranean

(2003)

Action Plan for the conservation of cetaceans in the Mediterranean Sea

(1991)

Action Plan for the management of the Monk Seal in the Mediterranean

(1985)

   

Within the framework of the Action Plan for the managing of the Monk Seal

Regional strategy for the conservation of monk seal in the Mediterranean

(2014)

Poster on the Action Plan Poster on the Monk Seal in the Mediterranean
   

Within the framework of the Action Plan for the conservation of marine turtles
   

Updated Timetable of the Action Plan for the conservation of Mediterranean Marine Turtles (2014 - 2019)

(2014)

Guidelines for setting up and management of Specially Protected Areas for marine turtles in the Mediterranean

(2011)

Proceedings of the Third Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles

(2012)

Book of abstracts of the Fourth Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles

(2011)

Sea turtles in the Mediterranean: Distribution, threats and conservation priorities

(2010)

Poster on the Action Plan

(2007)

CDROM elaborated and diffused during the 26th International Symposium on marine turtles (Crete, Greece 2006)

Proceedings of the Second Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles

(2005)

Guidelines to improve the involvement of marine rescue centres for marine turtles

(2004)

Guidelines to design legislation and regulations relative to the conservation and management of marine turtle populations and their habitats

(2003)

Proceedings of the First Mediterranean Conference on Marine Turtles

(2001)

Sea Turtle handling Guidebook for fishermen (Arabic, Greek, Spanish, Croatian, Turkish, Slovenian, Italian, Maltese)

(2001)

Interaction of the marine turtles with fishing in the Mediterranean

 

(1999)

Sea Turtle handling Guidebook for fishermen - Teaching book (Spanish)
Training Course On Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Turtle Conservation Training Course Poster on the marine turtles in the Mediterranean

 


Within the framework of the Action Plan for the conservation of cetaceans

Cetacean manual for MPA managers

(2011)

Guidelines for the Establishment and Management of Marine Protected Areas for Cetaceans

(2011)

Poster on the Action Plan

(2007)

Guidelines for Commercial Cetacean-Watching Activities in the Black Sea, the Mediterranean Sea and Contiguous Atlantic Area

(2004)

Guidelines for the Development of National Networks of Cetacean Strandings Monitoring

(2004)

Poster on the cetaceans in the Mediterranean

 

   

Within the framework of the Action Plan for the conservation of marine vegetation
Proceedings of the 5th Mediterranean Symposium on marine vegetation (Portorož, Slovenia, 27-28 October 2014)

2012 - 2017 Work Programme and Implementation Timetable

(2012)

Mediterranean Seagrass Meadows: Resilience and Contribution to Climate Change Mitigation
A Short Summary (Spanish)

(2012)

Proceedings of the 4th Mediterranean Symposium on marine vegetation (Yassmine Hammamet, 2-4 December 2010)

Leaflet "Oases of the Mediterranean – Seagrass Beds" (French, Arabic)

2009

Leaflet "MedPosidonia"

 

2009

Guidelines for impact assessment on seagrass meadows

(2007)

Proceedings of the 3rd Mediterranean Symposium on marine vegetation (Marseilles, 27-29 Mars 2007)

Poster on the Action Plan

(2007)

Protection and conservation of Posidonia oceanica meadows

Ed. RAMOGE

(2006)

Proceedings of the Second Mediterranean symposium on the marine vegetation (Athen, 12-13 December 2003) Proceedings of the first Mediterranean symposium on the marine vegetation (Ajaccio, 3-4 October 2000)
   

Within the framework of the Action Plan for the conservation of bird species registered in annex II of the SPA/BD Protocol

Proceedings of the 2nd Symposium on the conservation of marine and coastal birds in the Mediterranean

(2015)

Book of abstracts of the 2nd Symposium on the conservation of marine and coastal birds in the Mediterranean

(2015)

Updated Timetable (2014 - 2019) of the Action Plan for the conservation of Bird species listed in Annex II to the SPA/BD Protocol

(2014)

Atlas of wintering Waterbirds of Libya (2005 - 2010)

(2012)

Guidelines for reducing by catch of seabirds in the Mediterranean region

(2009)

Poster on the Action Plan

(2007)

Guidelines for management and monitoring threatened population of marine and coastal bird species and their important areas in the Mediterranean

(2012)

Proceedings of the 1st Symposium on the Mediterranean action plan for the conservation of marine and coastal birds

(2005)

Poster on the bird species registred under annex II of the SPA/BD Protocol

(2005)

   

Guidelines for the elaboration of National Action plans for the conservation of marine and coastal birds

(2003)

 

 

   

Within the framework of the Action Plan for the conservation of cartilaginous fishes (Chondrichtyans) in the Mediterranean Sea
   

Updated Timetable (2014 - 2019) of the Action Plan for the Conservation of Cartilaginous Fishes (Chondrichthyans) in the Mediterranean Sea

(2014)

 

 

Guidelines for shark and ray recreational fishing in the Mediterranean

(2013)

Report on the status of mediterranean Chondrichthyan species

(2007)

Guidelines for reducing the presence of sensitive Chondrichthyan species within by-catch

(2006)

Chondrichthyan fishes of Libya: Proposal for a research programme

(2005)

Proceedings of the International Workshop on mediterranean cartilaginous fish with emphasis on southern and eastern Mediterranean (14-16 October 2005, Ataköy Marina, Istanbul - Turkey) Poster on sharks and rays
Poster on the Action Plan Poster I on the of Cartilaginous fishes the Mediterranean sea

Poster II on the of Cartilaginous fishes the Mediterranean sea

   

Within the framework of the Action Plan concerning species introduction and invasive species

Non-native species in the Mediterranean: what, when, how and why?

(2011)

Guidelines for controlling the vectors of the introduction into the Mediterranean of non-indigenous species and invasive marine species

2008

Guide for risk analysis assessing the impacts of the introduction of non-indigenous species

(2008)

   

Poster on the Action Plan

(2007)

   
   

Within the framework of the Action Plan for the conservation of the coralligenous

Proceedings of the 1st Mediterranean Symposium on the Conservation of the Coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions (Tabarka, 15 – 16 January 2009)

Proceedings of the 2nd Mediterranean Symposium on the Conservation of the Coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions (Portorož, Slovenia, 29-30 October 2014)

 
   

Within the framework of the Action Plan for the conservation of habitats and species associated with seamounts, underwater caves and canyons, aphotic hard beds and chemo-synthetic phenomena in the Mediterranean Sea

Proceedings of the 1st Mediterranean symposium on the dark habitats symposium (Portorož, Slovenia, 31 October 2014)

 
   

Tools for the elaboration of national inventories of natural sites of conservation interest

Mediterranean Pelagic Habitat: Oceanographic and Biological Processes, An Overview

(2010)

Classification of benthic marine habitat types for the Mediterranean region

(2006)

Reference List of Marine Habitat Types for the Selection of Sites to be included in the National Inventories of Natural Sites of Conservation Interest

(2006)

Standard data-entry form (SDF) for national inventories of natural sites of conservation interest

(2002)