Facts & Figures

  • Coverage: 2.5 mn km2
  • Average depth: 1,500m
  • Deepest recorded point: 5,267m in the Calypso Deep in the Ionian Sea.
  • 46,000km of coastline
  • More than 220 million tourists each year.
  • Less than 1% of the Sea is protected
  • Almost 85% of its forests have disappeared.


Anne Remy
Head of Comms
WWF MedPO, Rome
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50 years of conservation
	© O. Pineau (left and right banner ), N. Hamidan (center banner), T. Galewski (main photograph ) and D. Cohez (back cover).
As part of the Mediterranean Wetlands Observatory - of which WWF Mediterranean is a founding partner - the state of biodiversity in these fragile habitats was recently evaluated using the LPI as a key tool. Results are summarized in several reports, and can be downloaded on