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Capo Carbonara

Sea basin


Habitats: coastal/offshore

Single MPA or MPA network

Designation type

 Size (km2)

Mediterranean Sea


Coastal and offshore

Single MPA

National MPA + Natura 2000

143 km²

Main pressures on the environment


Fishing and Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) Fishing

Tourism and recreation

Maritime traffic

Climate change

Main Challenges

The main challenge will be to change and increase the surface of the current no take no entry zones, where all human activities are restricted. The secondary challenge is to expand the perimeter of the MPA. Existing regulations will need to be updated.


Mediterranean Sea and Coast Foundation

Francesca Frau