11% of the North-East Atlantic is now protected


The OSPAR Commission announced 5 October that its network of North-East Atlantic Marine Protected Areas (MPA) now comprises 583 MPAs covering a surface area of 1.5 million km2 or 11% of the North-East Atlantic. This means that OSPAR has achieved Aichi Biodiversity target 11 of the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity.

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