COP 21 : MPAs contribution to science and knowledge on climate change

The MPA Agency Partnership would addressed to COP 21 that Marine Protected Areas are a key tool for marine biodiversity conservation and supporting resilience, in helping countries deliver progress on Climate Change in synergy (...)

In January 2017, the Marine Protected Areas Agency becomes the French Biodiversity Agency

The French Biodiversity Agency (Agence française pour la biodiversité) is a public organization under the supervision of the Ministry of the Environment established for the purpose of supporting public policies implementation in order to improve the knowledge, to protect, to manage and to restore, terrestrial, aquatic and marine biodiversity. The Agency comes in support to the public stakeholders and works in close partnership with the socioeconomic actors. The Agency is also committed to outreach the general public and to engage the citizens in favour of the biodiversity.

Regarding protected areas, the Agency manages the Marine Natural Parks and the Agoa Sanctuary of Marine Mammals in the French Antilles. The Agency is an operator for the Natura 2000 sites at sea. The National Parks are connected with the Agency and strong synergies are organized with them.