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Croatian Natura 2000 network for bottlenose dolphins

Sea basin


Habitats: coastal/offshore

Single MPA or MPA network

Designation type

 Size (km2)

Mediterranean Sea

Croatia - Albania - Italy - Montenegro

Coastal and offshore

MPA network


30 000 km²

Main pressures on the environment


Fishing and Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing

Best practices from this site

The important role of sub-national authorities was key to the success of this transboundary initiative. The experiences of this EBSA process emphasized the need for engagement with leading sectoral groups and decision-makers to facilitate co-design and develop motivational hooks, including economic strategies. These collaborations have strengthened the success of the proposed EBSA.


World Wildlife Fund Adria

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