The Alboran Sea continues transnational work for the conservation of its biodiversity and sustainability
24 March 2009 | News story
As it is the gateway to the Mediterranean Sea and the point of contact between Africa and
From the 16 to 18 April, the 2nd International Meeting on the Conservation and Sustainable Development of the
The aim of this second meeting, which governments, international organizations and experts from these three countries are planned to attend, is to strengthen the Alboran movement which was created in 2007.
In order to do this, an effort is being made to try and promote the process of sharing information between all actors and stakeholders in the Alboran area; study problems and solutions of the region in depth; identify and discuss priorities for improving the management and governance of this area; and lastly, to consider an Action Plan and discuss possible action measures for the Alboran.
In the long term, the Alboran project is trying to create conditions and build the necessary bases for establishing joint management of the area in the future. So as to ensure biodiversity conservation and the sustainable use of its resources, it is necessary to draft and implement a shared management plan between the countries surrounding this sea.
In recent years, one of the areas IUCN has been working on is international maritime traffic, since this is what is posing the greatest risks to biodiversity. Due to the possibility of a maritime traffic incident, the