Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes


"Protection of biodiversity through the creation of marine protected areas" (4.2)

Event date:
19/05/2010 - 09:00 to 13:00
Table of Contents

    Seminar to debate the usefulness of marine protected areas in protecting biodiversity. One part will review the value of reserves in protecting ecosystems, the second will examine INDEMARES project work to pick out 10 candidate areas to be included in the Natura 2000 network and the third will examine a case study on important areas for bird protection. The seminar will end with a debate on the usefulness of MPAs in protecting biodiversity.   


    P R O G R A M M E

    Wednesday 19, 9:00-13:00

    Room: Sala 2 (Laboral)


    CHAIR: Alejandro Polanco Mata, Director General for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Ministry of Environment, Rural and Marine Affairs and Silvia Revenga, Head of Service Marine Reserves; General Secretariat for the Sea 

    Dr Raquel Goñi, Spanish Institute of Oceanography  

    Pablo Martín Sosa, Spanish Institute of Oceanography 

    Francisco Sánchez, Spanish Institute of Oceanography

    José Manuel Gil de Bernabé, Representative of Cofradias, Spanish National Fisherman's Guild 

    Asuncion Ruiz, Project Control Director, SEO/Birdlife  

    Alfredo Lopez, Director CEMMA (Marine Mammals Study Coordinating Committee)  

    José García, Marine Programme Director, World Wildlife Fund  

    David Peña, Indemares Project coordinator; Biodiversity Foundation 



    Juan Carlos Martín Fragueiro,  the Secretary General for the Sea, Spain


    (Lead: Spanish Ministry of Environment; General Secretariat for the Sea: