The Mediterranean has 39 Specially Protected Areas, including the Pelagos Sanctuary in Monaco. SPAMI Day is a day that aims to highlight these Specially Protected Areas of Mediterranean Importance (SPAMI), established by the Barcelona Convention, adopted in 1976.
Let’s recontextualize: this SPAIM Day is an initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme. The event was organized by the Regional Activity Center for Specially Protected Areas, in partnership with the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. It is within the latter that the meeting of the managers of these SPAMIs and representatives of the Mediterranean environment ministries was held this Friday 20 May, in the presence of Prince Albert II.
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The effective and sustainable management of these SPAMIs, the balance between the conservation of ecosystems and local development, and even the twinning program between the Areas were retained.
” I believe it is essential that all the players meet and take stock on a regular basis […] to carry out assessments of the marine protected areas in the Mediterranean that already exist, those that are being formed and those to be defined for the future “, specified the Sovereign, at the microphone of Monaco Info.
This SPAMI day has been adopted by 21 European countries and by the European Union.