The Mediterranean Sea is today one of the seas with the highest levels of plastic pollution in the world.
Europe is the second largest producer and consumer of plastics in the world after China. Every year it dumps tonnes of macroplastics and microplastics into the sea.
Large plastic pieces wound, strangle and often kill animals, including endangered species such as sea turtles. But it is the microplastics that reach record levels in the Mediterranean Sea. By entering the food chain, these fragments threaten animal species as well as human health.
WWF's new report makes a series of recommendations for actions that institutions, businesses and individuals can take to create a plastic-free Mediterranean and significantly reduce plastic pollution in urban, coastal and marine environments.
Making MPAs work
Assurer l'efficacité des AMP
Making MPAs work (Turkish)
Making MPAs work (Arabic)
Capacity Building strategy to enhance MPA management
WWF's 10-year journey: Mediterranean MPAs
MedPAN, UNEP/MAP-RAC/SPA 2016 Status of MPAs in the Mediterranean
MedPAN, UNEP/MAP-RAC/SPA 2016 Poster on the main findings of the Status
National Marine Park Karaburun-Sazan, Albania: Sustainable Tourism Management Plan 2016 Extract
Assessment of nature based tourism business and tourist demand albania
Organization and Development of Sustainable Nautical Tourism in Lastovo Islands Nature Park Croatia
Feasibility Assessment of Potential Sustainable Financing Mechanisms for Kaş-Kekova SEPA, Turkey
Le Pescatourisme : Une Solution pour la Pêche Durable au Nord et au Sud de la Méditerranée ? Une Expérience Conduite dans le Parc National de Taza, Jijel, Algérie
SEA-Med Project Year 3 report
SEA-Med Rapport de 3ème année