IUCN - Lebanon's Marine Protected Areas Strategy

Lebanon's Marine Protected Areas Strategy

10 January 2013 | Downloads - publication

Lebanon's Ministry of Environment and IUCN with the support of partners such as the Regional Activity Centre for Specially Protected Areas and UN Development Programme have brought forward a Marine Protected Areas Strategy aimed at achieving a healthy, productive, and biologically diverse marine environment in Lebanese waters.

The Strategy is part of the results of the project "Supporting Management of Important Marine Habitats and Species in Lebanon" (2010-2012) which has been funded by the Organismo Autónomo Parques Nacionales (OAPN, Spain), the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) and the MAVA Foundation, to help develop of a network of MPAs and an associated monitoring programme to evaluate their management effectiveness.