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Expedition Report (2019)

This report, containing the scientific results of two expeditions, together with the scientific information that has been collected in the Azores over the past several decades, confirms that the marine life of the Azorean Sea is unique, diverse and vibrant. However, it is also fragile and under pressure, and urgently needs protection.

This scientific report on the health status of these marine ecosystems from these two expeditions will provide an important scientific basis to support the process of defining and establishing these new Azorean marine protected areas.

Scientific Workshop Summary Report (2020)

The Blue Azores Scientific Workshop took place in Horta, Faial in February 2020. The workshop brought together scientists local and international scientists to present and discuss results of modeling exercises that present scenarios to achieve an additional 15% of fully protected areas within the Azorean EEZ, provide advice on improvements and gaps, define a roadmap to achieve these goals, and more.

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Guidelines for applying the IUCN protected area management categories to Marine Protected Areas

This Guide is a reference for managers of protected areas. Developed in collaboration with experts, it offers practical guidelines for effective and sustainable management.

An Introduction to the Marine Protected Area Guide

The MPA Guide is a science-based tool to identify different types of MPAs and
connect these types of MPAs with the outcomes they are expected to achieve.

EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030

The strategy aims to put Europe's biodiversity on a path to recovery by 2030, and contains specific actions and commitments. It is the proposal for the EU's contribution to the upcoming international negotiations on the global post-2020 biodiversity framework.

Sustainable Development Goals: #14 Life Below Water
The Global Goals and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development seek to end poverty and hunger, realise the human rights of all, achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls, and ensure the lasting protection of the planet and its natural resources.

Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework

The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) is an outcome of the 2022 United Nations Biodiversity Conference. Its tentative title had been the "Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework." The GBF was adopted by the 15th Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity on 19 December 2022.

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