A combined approach to assessing the conservation status of Cap des Trois Fourches as a potential MPA: is there a shortage of MPAs in the southern Mediterranean?

@article{Espinosa2014ACA,
  title={A combined approach to assessing the conservation status of Cap des Trois Fourches as a potential MPA: is there a shortage of MPAs in the southern Mediterranean?},
  author={Free Espinosa and Carlos Navarro‐Barranco and A. R. Gonz{\'a}lez and Manuel J Maestre and Jos{\'e} C. Garc{\'i}a-G{\'o}mez and Abdelaziz Benhoussa and Atef Limam and Hocein Bazairi},
  journal={Mediterranean Marine Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={15},
  pages={654-666}
}
The Mediterranean basin is recognized as one of the most diverse regions on the planet, but is being threatened by overexploitation and habitat loss. Furthermore, the Strait of Gibraltar and adjacent Alboran Sea have been identified as representing an important habitat for many threatened or endangered species. In this context, one vehicle for marine conservation is the creation of marine protected sites, although Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) are neither large nor representative… 

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