BfN Schriften 43 - Managing Risks to Biodiversity and the Environment on the High Sea, Including Tools Such as Marine Protected Areas - Scientific Requirements and Legal Aspects -
The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation was happy to host an expert workshop on “Managing risks to biodiversity and the environment on the high seas, including tools such as marine protected areas” at its International Academy for Nature Conservation on the Isle of Vilm, since it hoped that the results will also benefit its conservation activities as lead country for the establishment of a system of marine protected areas in the North East Atlantic in the OSPAR context.
Federal Agency for Nature Conservation
The aims of the workshop were basically threefold:
- To identify conservation needs and priorities on the high seas on a worldwide scale
- To review existing activities that aim at conserving valuable sites on the high seas
- To develop ideas on how to achieve a sound protection regime on the high seas.