A new high seas Marine Protected Area (MPA) was designated for seabirds which is larger than the land mass of the United Kingdom and Germany combined.
The designation of the high seas North Atlantic Current and Evlanov Sea basin MPA, which will cover nearly 600,000 km2 and protect a vitally important area for seabirds. Based on tracking data, the Site was found to be an important feeding and foraging area and is used both by seabirds breeding on the coasts of the North-East Atlantic, and by those migrating across the globe or nesting in other parts of the world.
Roadmap for further development of the North Atlantic Current and Evlanov Sea basin Marine Protected Area (OSPAR Agreement 2021-08)
OSPAR Recommendation 2021/01 on the Management of the North Atlantic Current and Evlanov Sea basin Marine Protected Area