Coastal Ecosystems and Landscapes (EO 8)

The natural dynamics of coastal areas are maintained and coastal ecosystems and landscapes are preserved

Ecological Objective 8 (EO8) Definition:

The natural dynamics of coastal areas are maintained and coastal ecosystems and landscapes are preserved.

Key Messages:

  • Mediterranean coastal areas are threatened by intensive construction of buildings and other infrastructure that can impact landscapes, habitats and biodiversity. [...]
  • The length of coastline subject to physical disturbance due to the influence of man-made structures (CI 16) has not been systematically monitored [...]
  • Targets, GES thresholds, measures and interpretation of results regarding this indicator should be left to the countries due to strong nation-specific socio-economic, historic and cultural dimensions and geographical conditions.
  • It is a choice of a fixed reference coastline that each Contracting Party should select in order to assure comparability of results between successive reporting exercises. [...]

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