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Antarctica: a scientific eco-regionalisation programme

France has participated in international Antarctic research for a long time, notably through permanent scientific installations :

  • in the sub-Antarctic archipelagos of Port-aux-Français (Kerguelen, 1949), Paul Martin de Viviès (Amsterdam, 1949) and Alfred Faure (Crozet, 1963-1964),
  •  of the Adélie Land base,

as well as the programmes of the Institut Paul Emile Victor, of the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle and French scientific research centres.
One of the 12 initial signatories of...

Pertinence : 99 %

Press release - Cooperation to manage the marine area of the central and west Pacific

In how far are the diversity of marine species and ecosystems taken into account in national development planning?
Are maritime activities such as tourism, shipping, fishing, or mineral extraction affecting each other and are they compatible with marine conservation? What are potential future scenarios and how will they affect local communities that are strongly dependant on marine resources?

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Press kit - Pilot project to restore the Natura 2000 site "Baie et cap d’Antibes - Iles de Lérins"

The Agence des aires marines protégées (French MPA Agency) is undertaking a first project to restore the marine environment. This is a pilot action to which the Agency attaches great importance.

In May 2015, 2,500 tyres deposited underwater in the 1980s to form artificial reefs will be removed from the Natura 2000 site "Baie et cap d’Antibes - Iles de Lérins" (bay and cape of Antibes and the Lérins Islands), a marine protected area in the...

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High Seas

The Agence des Aires Marines as actively contributed to the creation of the first Marine Protected Areas in the world that are beyond national jurisdictions, notably in the north-east Atlantic and the Antarctic. It is now pursuing these actions with the creation of management procedures for the zones.
On a national level, the Agency is involved in the promotion of consultation and the consideration of issues specific to the high seas.

Pertinence : 99 %

Cooperation to manage the marine area of the central and west Pacific

In how far are the diversity of marine species and ecosystems taken into account in national development planning? Are maritime activities such as tourism, shipping, fishing, or mineral extraction affecting each other and are they compatible with marine conservation? What are potential future scenarios and how will they affect local communities that are strongly dependant on marine resources?

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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 with the Convention on Biological Diversity goals.
More partnerships and more dedicated finances are needed for investing more in marine nature solutions. Ocean needs international challenge for investing in resilience.

Ocean and climate challenge will be an important issue of the...

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National strategy for the creation and management of marine protected areas

This brochure is a summary of the national strategy for the creation and management of marine protected areas adopted in 2012. This document is an edition of November, 2015. The current strategy specifies how France intends to expand its action to develop and manage the network of marine protected areas : objectives, geographical priorities, principles, etc

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Mediterranean

The agency is developing multiple partnerships in the Mediterranean . This sea, almost entirely closed off and threatened by its own attractiveness requires, even more than elsewhere, cooperation between its neighbouring countries to preserve its exceptional biodiversity.

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Journée mondiale des océans

L’Agence des aires marines protégées, établissement public dédié à la protection de la biodiversité marine, propose plusieurs animations pour la Journée mondiale des océans du 8 juin.