Publicado por: pongpesca | 2019/09/16

Europe’s marine sanctuaries are no more than ‘paper parks’

An aerial view of Cape Kamenjak in Croatia.“Europe’s marine wildlife sanctuaries are no more than “paper parks” that are failing to protect the seas, a report from conservationists has said.
European seas, from the North East Atlantic ocean to the Adriatic, are in a “poor condition”, with coastal states failing to meet targets to protect marine wildlife, a report by WWF has concluded.
Under EU law, coastal states are obliged to create marine protected areas to protect specific species or habitats. The report found that only 1.8% of Europe’s seas are covered by marine protected areas, with management plans. “This effectively makes them paper parks,” WWF said in a statement on its report that assessed progress in the EU’s 23 coastal states.”

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Fonte: The Guardian, 11 de setembro de 2019


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