Governance and management of Posidonia beach- dune systems across the Mediterranean

Protecting Posidonia means preserving Mediterranean beaches

 POSBEMED 2 develops planning strategies that enhance the value of the Posidonia beach-dune environment and integrate them into the overall coastal strategy, while also addressing concerns and educating stakeholders, based on findings of the previous project (POSBEMED). Furthermore, POSBEMED 2 addresses key knowledge gaps, providing information that will enhance management decisions on adaptation, policies, planning and promotion in Protected Areas.

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Surveys conducted in the previous initiative POSBEMED (2016-2019) funded by the Interreg Mediterranean programme highlighted the need to promote better management of the Posidonia littoral landscape and banquettes on beaches thru the entire Mediterranean coast. Data gathered about beach management practices revealed that 83% of the surveyed local authorities remove seagrass deposits and banquettes every year on some or all the beaches, including protected areas.

Based on the findings of the previous project, the goal of POSBEMED2 is to catalyse these results to manage the Mediterranean coastline by developing planning strategies that recognize the value of the Posidonia beach-dune environment and integrate them into the overall coastal strategy, while also addressing concerns and educating stakeholders. It further addresses key knowledge gaps, providing information that will enhance management decisions on adaptation, policies, planning and promotion in Protected Areas.







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Our Mediterranean beaches need you !

Holding a Workshop on Coastal Resilience in the annual two-day event of European Maritime Day (EMD)

On 6 May 2022, IUCN-Med organised the roundtable meeting "Sustainable tourism and the management of Mediterranean beaches with Posidonia oceanica: Opportunities for the Costa Blanca". The event, which...

POSBEMED 2 in numbers

6

COUNTRIES

7

IMPLEMENTATION SITES

32

MONTHS