Convention for the Protection of the Marine Environment of the North-East Atlantic (OSPAR Convention)
A Regional Seas Convention for the North-East Atlantic. It is the current legal instrument guiding international cooperation on the protection of the marine environment of the North-East Atlantic. It was adopted in 1992 and entered into force in 1998.
OSPAR Commission (2014) 1
Its biodiversity relevance is that it is the legal framework for the designation of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) that collectively form the OSPAR Network of MPAs. 2
References & Websites
- OSPAR Commission (2014). OSPAR Convention.
- OSPAR Commission (2003). OSPAR Recommendation 2003/3 on a Network of Marine Protected Areas.