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Marine Ecoregion Protection as of January 2021

The Marine Ecoregions of the World is a global system to classify the oceans, helping to plan and prioritise marine conservation measures. How much are marine areas are protected at ecoregion level? For each African marine ecoregion, this map shows the percentage covered by protected areas.

RCoE Action:

Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (year), The Digital Observatory for Protected Areas (DOPA) Explorer 4.1 [On-line], [insert month/year of the version accessed], Ispra, Italy. Available at:



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