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Threats to marine biodiversity in European protected areas

Abstract : Marine protected areas (MPAs) represent the main tool for halting the loss of marine biodiversity. However, there is increasing evidence concerning their limited capacity to reduce or eliminate some threats even within their own boundaries. Here, we analysed a Europe-wide dataset comprising 31,579 threats recorded in 1692 sites of the European Union's Natura 2000 conservation network. Focusing specifically on threats related to ma- rinespeciesandhabitats,wefoundthatfishingandoutdooractivitieswerethemostwidespreadthreatsreported
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Antonios Mazaris, Athanasios Kallimanis, Elena Gissi, Carlo Pipitone, Roberto Danovaro, et al.. Threats to marine biodiversity in European protected areas. Science of the Total Environment, Elsevier, 2019, 677, pp.418-426. ⟨10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.04.333⟩. ⟨hal-02165065⟩



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