Maritime traffic effects on biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea. Volume 1 : review of impacts, priority areas and mitigation measures

Abdulla, Ameer, ed. ; Lindén, Olof, ed.
ISBN 978-2-8317-1079-2

Maritime traffic effects on biodiversity in the Mediterranean Sea - Volume 1 - Review of impacts, priority areas and mitigation measures Photo: IUCN-Med

An enclosed sea such as the Mediterranean is particularly susceptible to ship-associated impacts due to the high volume of shipping routes, long history of use, shallow sensitive habitats and sensitive deep-sea ecosystems. This report describes the potential effects of maritime traffic in the Mediterranean and recommends management and mitigation measures.

Work area: 
Ecosystems
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