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A European science plan on marine biodiversity

Heap, C., Warwick, R.M. and d’Ozouville, L. (1998) A European science plan on marine biodiversity. European Science Foundation (ESF)

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The European marine environment has been experiencing rapid and accelerating changes, largely derived from human activity whether stemming from local pressure or from the more diffuse effects of global change. Widespread realisation that marine biodiversity is strongly influenced by these changes, as recognised by numerous legally- binding conventions, has fostered plans to conserve and protect marine biodiversity throughout Europe. The equally important realisation that adequate functioning of marine systems depends, in turn, on biodiversity and the fact that protected areas and species can only cover, at best, a small part of the European marine waters and species, clearly shows the need for a broader strategy for the management of biodiversity than conservation alone.

Publication Type: Report
Series Name: EMaPS Position Paper 2
Publisher: European Science Foundation (ESF)
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