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10/10: Initiating a national network of MPAs in Libya

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A joint demonstration project with WWF-MedPO to initiate a national network of MPAs in Libya is underway. The overall objective is identifying new marine sites to be protected.


The first survey of main habitats and species, along with on-job training for local experts and a socio-economic survey were conducted in September 2010.


Besides, another field survey has been conducted in Libya, in the marine part of the El-Kouf National Park in October 2010.This survey will allow giving orientations on the zoning and management of the marine extension of the El-Kouf National Park.