SPAs in the Mediterranean :
Setting up Protected Areas correctly allows the sustainable conservation of the natural heritage. In 2003, 52 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) were inventoried, especially in the western Mediterranean. Some possess management plans that are not being implemented, or are obsolete or unsuitable, and areas of great importance, including natural monuments, remain unlisted. RAC/SPA has been entrusted with reviving the creation of MPAs and extending this network, particularly in the southern Mediterranean.