WCC 2012 Res 050 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Secretariat
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
Mediterranean Sea
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
I do not know
IUCN Commissions: 
I do not know
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Global Marine Polar Programme
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Policy influencing/advocacyCoordination, collaboration with international instrument, regional instruments and national authorities and institutions and orgnasations and NGOS. Participation s organiser to the CBD/EBSA meeting for the Mediterranean. Preparation of a joint strategy between instruments (Barcelona Convention, GFCM, ACCOBAMS) and organisations (IUCN-Med and MedPAN) on the development of the regional network...
Scientific/technical activitiesOrganisation or participation to workshop, seminars and conference related to the topic. Under preparation a strategy for improving the deep sea knowledge and exchange/av of availability of information for the deep sea
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
Since 2012, more coordination and cooperation has been developed
International instruments CBD-EBSA: https://www.cbd.int/doc/meetings/mar/ebsaws-2014-03/official/ebsaws-2014-03-04-en.pdf -
Barcelona Convention MAP and in particular the RAC/SPA (Protocol SPA/BIO) has prepared and adopted an Action Plan for Dark Habitats.
The GFCM developed a network of deep sea Fisheries restricted Areas and the EC/EU has integrated in its system the GFCM measures
ACCOBAMS is developing a label for the Critical Cetacean habitats (CCH)
National France efforts for research, full survey of canyons - Turkey declaration of a deep sea protected area (from 900m to 2000m depth) - Lebanon MPA strategy including deep sea environment
Bi lateral cooperation (Spain-Morocco) for the Intercontinental Biosphere Reserve of the Mediterranean
Tri-lateral cooperation (France-Italy-Monaco) for the Pelagos sanctuary and review of the efficiency of its implementation
IUCN Mediterranean reports and actions
1-FRA in territorial waters (2015)- 2-Atlas of seamounts (2015) 3-International labels for MPAs (2015) 4-Meeting on Deep Sea ecosystems (2015) 5-Common strategy for MPAs with main partners (2016).
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
recruitment of one staff covering one related topic, such as fisheries, to have more time on lobbying and discussing with authorities and governments of the region at the national level (such as Turkey, Lebanon, Morocco)
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Policy influencing/advocacycontinuous participation to international and regional meetings of global and regional instruments Meeting with Lebanon authorities on Deep sea conservation end September 2015
Scientific/technical activitiesScientific meeting September 2015 on Mediterranean deep sea ecosystems for the preparation of a deep sea strategy