Mediterranean symposia on marine key habitats and non-indigenous species: A scientific gathering to share knowledge and foster marine biodiversity conservation

Scientists and researchers from all over the Mediterranean will meet in Antalya from 14 to 18 January 2019 to exchange knowledge on marine biodiversity conservation and enhance cooperation to achieve the good environmental status of the Mediterranean Sea.

Antalya, Turkey, 14 January 2019 – Improving the quality of the marine and coastal environment in the Mediterranean remains the priority objective of the Mediterranean Action Plan (MAP), a UN Environment regional seas programme. Improving and sharing knowledge on biodiversity, is a key activity to achieve this objective.

In this context, the Specially Protected Areas Regional Activity Centre (SPA/RAC), the Mediterranean biodiversity centre of MAP, is organizing the Mediterranean symposia on marine key habitats and non-indigenous species, in collaboration with the Turkish Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation and the Turkish Marine Research Foundation (TUDAV), as follows:

  • 6th Mediterranean symposium on marine vegetation (from 14 to 15 January 2019)
  • 3rd Mediterranean symposium on the conservation of coralligenous and other calcareous bio-concretions (from 15 to 16 January 2019)
  • 2nd Mediterranean symposium on the conservation of the dark habitats (16 January 2019)
  • 1st Mediterranean symposium on the non-indigenous species (from 17 to 18 January 2019)
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