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Area Naturale Marine Protetta Capo Gallo - Isole delle Femmine

Sea basin


Habitats: coastal/offshore

Single MPA or MPA network

Designation type

 Size (km2)

Mediterranean Sea



Single MPA

Natura 2000

22 km²

Main pressures on the environment


Fishing and Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) Fishing

Tourism and recreation

Maritime traffic

Invasive and alien species

Climate change


Main Challenges

The main challenge is the inclusion of all relevant stakeholders in the development and application of management measures. Public awareness about the function of the MPA related to biodiversity conservation and consequently human well-being should be increased.


University of Palermo

Gianluca Sarà