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Identifying ecologically or biologically
significant marine areas: a national
perspective
Training session on SBSTTA 26 substantive agenda items
02.04.2024 / Online
Elina Virtanen
Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)
EBSA criteria
Seven criteria:
1) uniqueness, rarity, or notable presence;
2) special importance for life history stages of
species;
3) importance for threatened, endangered or
declining species and/or habitats;
4) vulnerability, fragility, sensitivity, or slow
recovery;
5) biological diversity;
6) naturalness and
7) biological productivity Juuso Haapaniemi / Parks & Wildlife Finland
EBSA areas
● Regional workshops by the CBD
● Description of areas and
polygons
● Over 300 EBSAs described
EBSA areas: static vs. dynamic?
Evolving process: improvements and
updates with new evidence
Copernicus Marine Service
© Eliot Jacobson
2024
2023
EBSAs for the Baltic Sea in 2018
Adoption of EBSA criteria for
national applications:
87 EMMA areas for Finland
Finnish Inventory Programme for Underwater Marine
Diversity (Velmu)
n = 170,000
Inventory sites
Parks & Wildlife Finland
Species distribution models
Macroplea pubipennis
-a rare leaf beetle
in EU mainly occurring in Finland
Field inventories
Identification of key areas of conservation importance
● Biodiversity features (species, habitats, ecosystems)
● Threats and stressors
● Ecological connectivity
● Impacts from sea use
Virtanen et al. 2018
Conservation value
Low
High
Approaching 30 by 30
● Conservation areas
→ strict 10%
→ 20% other protection
● Other Effective area-based
Conservation Measures (OECMs)
● Multi-use areas
● Marine spatial planning
Conservation value
Low
High
What should be taken into
account in identifying
ecologically or biologically
significant areas?
● Representative data, expert knowledge
and key tools (e.g. spatial prioritization)
to support the identification of areas of
importance for biodiversity
● Conservation should not only
concentrate on achieving area-
based targets, but to
maximize benefits for biodiversity
● The importance of scales: national,
regional vs. global conservation efforts
Thank you for your attention!
Elina Virtanen elina.a.virtanen@syke.fi
Coming soon www.coop4cbd.eu Follow COOP4CBD

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Identifying ecologically or biologically significant marine areas: a national perspective. Elina Virtanen.

  • 1. Views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Commission. Neither the EU nor the EC can be held responsible for them. Identifying ecologically or biologically significant marine areas: a national perspective Training session on SBSTTA 26 substantive agenda items 02.04.2024 / Online Elina Virtanen Finnish Environment Institute (Syke)
  • 2.
  • 3. EBSA criteria Seven criteria: 1) uniqueness, rarity, or notable presence; 2) special importance for life history stages of species; 3) importance for threatened, endangered or declining species and/or habitats; 4) vulnerability, fragility, sensitivity, or slow recovery; 5) biological diversity; 6) naturalness and 7) biological productivity Juuso Haapaniemi / Parks & Wildlife Finland
  • 4. EBSA areas ● Regional workshops by the CBD ● Description of areas and polygons ● Over 300 EBSAs described
  • 5. EBSA areas: static vs. dynamic? Evolving process: improvements and updates with new evidence Copernicus Marine Service © Eliot Jacobson 2024 2023
  • 6. EBSAs for the Baltic Sea in 2018
  • 7. Adoption of EBSA criteria for national applications: 87 EMMA areas for Finland
  • 8. Finnish Inventory Programme for Underwater Marine Diversity (Velmu) n = 170,000 Inventory sites Parks & Wildlife Finland
  • 9. Species distribution models Macroplea pubipennis -a rare leaf beetle in EU mainly occurring in Finland Field inventories
  • 10. Identification of key areas of conservation importance ● Biodiversity features (species, habitats, ecosystems) ● Threats and stressors ● Ecological connectivity ● Impacts from sea use Virtanen et al. 2018 Conservation value Low High
  • 11. Approaching 30 by 30 ● Conservation areas → strict 10% → 20% other protection ● Other Effective area-based Conservation Measures (OECMs) ● Multi-use areas ● Marine spatial planning Conservation value Low High
  • 12. What should be taken into account in identifying ecologically or biologically significant areas? ● Representative data, expert knowledge and key tools (e.g. spatial prioritization) to support the identification of areas of importance for biodiversity ● Conservation should not only concentrate on achieving area- based targets, but to maximize benefits for biodiversity ● The importance of scales: national, regional vs. global conservation efforts
  • 13. Thank you for your attention! Elina Virtanen elina.a.virtanen@syke.fi Coming soon www.coop4cbd.eu Follow COOP4CBD